Surgeons use mosquito nets for cheap hernia operations

The cost of life-changing hernia operations could be cut by using mosquito net mesh instead of expensive medical products, a study has found. Mosquito mesh:...

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Insulating materials that could fit inside icepacks to transport and store vaccines more effectively are about to enter field trials in Vietnam. Vaccines are rendered...

UNAIDS, ASLM and Partners Launch Initiative to Improve HIV Diagnostics

UNAIDS, ASLM and Partners Launch Initiative to Improve HIV Diagnostics Partners will advocate for increased funding and price reductions, strengthen efforts to ensure highest quality...

China eyes health research cooperation with Africa

By Li Jiao - SciDev.Net China plans to improve the health services it provides in Africa and expand its medical aid there, according to the...

SA: HPV vaccination campaign to be rolled out in schools

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty will today launch the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination campaign, which...

SA: Govt, private sector join hands to improve health sector

Pretoria - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and the Chief Executive Officers of leading healthcare companies in South Africa have signed a social compact agreement...

Life Technologies and SATuRN Collaborate to Increase Access to HIV Testing in Africa

Life Technologies Corporation LIFE +1.14% today announced a collaboration with the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN - http://www.bioafrica.net/saturn ) on sequencing-based...

HIV drug improves anti-malarial drug effectiveness

An antiretroviral drug commonly given to HIV-infected children in Sub-Saharan Africa improves the effectiveness of a key malaria drug, according to a new study. Laboratory studies have long established that...

AFRICA: A teabag that could save millions

JOHANNESBURG, 19 August 2010 (IRIN) - A cheap and effective filtering device developed by a South African university could provide safe drinking water to...

Death toll from wildfire smoke ‘higher than anticipated’

The first global estimates of deaths from non-domestic smoke exposure are surprisingly high, say researchers, who warn the casualties will increase as temperatures rise because of climate...

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