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Local experts wary of early cervical cancer jab successes

Local experts are cautiously optimistic about last year’s cervical cancer vaccine roll-out after Australian authorities announced that vaccine is already showing positive results seven years after it was introduced in the country.

Poor care, ambulance shortage blamed for toddler’s death

December 9, 2014
Children's Health   News   OurHealth   Vaccines  

Yolisa Ngeseki alleges poor care and a shortage of ambulance led to the death of her 3-year-old girl after she contracted Hepatitis B.

Report: South African Health Review 2013-14

Released annually by the Health Systems Trust, the South African Health Review is comprised of 17 chapters on topical health issues.

Massive HIV vaccine trial possible in SA soon

The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.

Anonymous messages spread vaccine myths

May 9, 2014
Children's Health   News   Vaccines   Women's Health  

North West parents have allegedly received anonymous messages warning them not to vaccinate their daughters against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Health officials have once again assured the public of the vaccine’s safety.

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Guidelines: Guidance for educators on national HPV campaign

April 29, 2014
Children's Health   Reports   Vaccines   Women's Health  

As part of a recently introduced national campaign, the departments of health and basic education have released the following two-page document for educators.

Limpopo clinics solve vaccine stock outs

April 23, 2014
OurHealth   Vaccines  

Following previous OurHealth reports about vaccine stockouts in Limpopo’s Vhembe district, mothers report some stock outs may have been solved.