Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19

World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year to raise awareness about the disease. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) is the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and Aids-related deaths...

31 Dec 2020

Researchers analyse initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa

Professor Ralph Hamann from UCT's Graduate School of Business is among a group of researchers analysing the initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa...

24 Dec 2020

Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means

Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus...

By Rebecca Aicheler 17 Dec 2020

Where Covid-19 has left Nigeria's health system

Over nine months into Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria, there are concerns about how well the country has managed the pandemic....

By Adejuwon Soyinka 14 Dec 2020

Health digitises Covid-19 screening at ports

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

Covid-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19...

By Benjamin Kagina 2 Dec 2020

Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness research

African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

By Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

How The Plane Project is improving basic healthcare for thousands of Africans

Using aviation as a tool to empower, enrich and enhance the lives of the underprivileged, non-profit organisation, The Plane Project is ensuring continued access to essential healthcare services and basic needs items, against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic...

9 Nov 2020

Africa's fragile health system hit hard by Covid-19

A sharp decline in five key essential services in 14 African countries between January and September 2020 is indicative of how the Covid-19 pandemic could deepen the continent's health services crisis...

9 Nov 2020

The 'science of where', or GIS, fortified Kenya's response to Covid-19. Here's how

The value and potential of geographic information system - or GIS, "the science of where" - has become even more obvious this year as the world responds to the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Peter Macharia 6 Nov 2020

As the malaria season begins in southern Africa, Covid-19 complicates the picture

Two of the nine global public health awareness days are associated with malaria: World Malaria Day, observed on 25 April, and World Mosquito Day on 20 August...

By Jaishree Raman & Shüné Oliver 6 Nov 2020

850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature - UN report

Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes Covid-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species...

By Katie Woolaston and Judith Lorraine Fisher 30 Oct 2020

Nigeria needs innovation and science investment to help control Covid-19

Nigeria, like other African countries, wasn't spared from the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. To overcome this challenge, countries have been advised to keep testing, treating and isolating to reduce infections...

By Christian Happi & Ifeyinwa Aniebo 28 Oct 2020

Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9%...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 27 Oct 2020



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