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Beware post-Easter malaria!

April 23, 2019
News  

If you have travelled to a warmer area over Easter, you might have contracted malaria. And as the world gets warmer, more and more people will be at risk of malaria.

Tackling the high price of medicine

April 15, 2019
News  

Profit seems to be the only logic driving medicine prices, with some African countries paying more for medicine than European countries, and US citizens paying some of the highest medicine prices in the world. There are global efforts to rein in excessive profiteering but removing the secrecy around prices is complicated.

MSF: Secret medicine prices cost lives

April 10, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling upon governments to put an end to the secrecy that rules in the field of pharmaceutical products when they meet this week at the World Health Organisation Fair Pricing Forum to discuss access to essential medicines.

Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

February 18, 2019
News  

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

Food safety a threat to global health and economies

February 12, 2019
News  

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.

Pastor with albinism preaches bad science

January 30, 2019
OurHealth  

People living with albinism have sensitive skins and therefore need high factor sunblock to protect themselves when outside.

Global mental health report blasts SA for Esidimeni

October 10, 2018
News  

Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as “tragic”.