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Superbugs baffle many South Africans

Preventing antibiotic resistance puzzles many at a time where momentum is growing to address this growing public health threat.

Much shorter TB treatment offers hope

There is hope for people living with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) as the “gruelling” two-year treatment with “terrible side-effects” such as deafness can now be successfully shortened to just nine months.

Super-size South Africa: the role of the supermarket

Does the expansion of supermarkets across the country have anything to do with our expanding waist-lines?

Sugar tax “pro poor” says health expert

September 2, 2016
Diabetes   Nutrition   Obesity   Policy and Legislation  

As more parties refute industry’s job losses claims, some argue the cost of inaction is much higher to society.

Report: South African Health Review 2016

May 4, 2016
News   Policy and Legislation   Reports  

The Health Systems Trust’s annual publication on health trends and topics in South Africa includes chapters on water and sanitation, eHealth, and sexual and reproductive health.

Reprieve expected for dental assistants

The Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is expected to announce a reprieve for thousands of unregistered dental hygienists nationwide just weeks ahead of a change in policy that could have left many open to criminal prosecution.

Call for contributions to the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Access to Medicines

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines is calling for proposals to enhance and strengthen the promotion of innovation and access to medicines, vaccines and diagnostics.