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Half of birth defects are preventable

January 31, 2019

It is believed that more than half of all birth defects can be prevented or treated, despite statistics showing that birth defects are the third highest cause of early deaths in the Western Cape.

New ARV not for women wanting to fall pregnant

July 26, 2018

AMSTERDAM – Dolutegravir, the new wonder antiretroviral (ARV) drug, should not be given to women who want to get pregnant, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned this week.

Birth defects fears prompt warnings about new ARV

May 28, 2018

Within a week the “revolutionary” new HIV drug dolutegravir has gone from panacea to pariah. Recent data from a Botswana study linking the drug to birth defects has seen the highest international health bodies issuing public warnings.

Do more to address birth defects

May 5, 2016
Health Management  

SAHR 2016: SA has not reduced deaths of children under the age of five since 2011 as we have failed to address “congenital disorders”.