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Concern as patients refuse to take malaria meds

February 28, 2018
Malaria   News   OurHealth  

The Limpopo Department of Health is on an active campaign to encourage people with suspected malaria to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Malaria count up to 2000 since April

May 25, 2017
Malaria   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – While the number of patients reporting to clinics and hospitals with malaria in Mopani is dropping, the provincial health department remains concerned as the battle to end the current outbreak continues.

AIDS still extracting a deadly price, but SA is making progress

South Africa has more AIDS-related deaths than any country in the world, but deaths of young children have decreased more than ten-fold in the past decade and tuberculosis (TB) deaths have decreased by 6 percent.

Cowboys and catheters

July 8, 2014
Malaria   Rural Health   Rural Reflections  

Rural health can get rough. Making the cut as a doctor may be equal parts experience, ingenuity – and knowing when to call a friend when you’re out there on your own.

Malaria is not someone else’s problem, it is everyone’s

April 29, 2013
Malaria  

MEDIA RELEASE: This is why the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria” campaign, says Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Medicross Family Medical and Dental Centres. Read more here.

Malaria is not someone else’€™s problem, it is everyone’€™s

April 25, 2013
Malaria  

MEDIA RELEASE: This is why the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its ‘€œInvest in the future. Defeat malaria’€ campaign, says Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Medicross Family Medical and Dental Centres. Read more here.

World Malaria Day: Gold speeds up malaria diagnosis

April 25, 2013
Malaria  

It’€™s hard to imagine that gold is more than a rich person’€™s trinket and actually plays a role in healthcare. But tiny nano-particles of gold are being used in rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) that can identify malaria in 20 minutes, according to the World Gold Council.