SA: New technology to speed up fibroid surgery

By - SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – A new technology has been introduced at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg to treat women suffering from uterine...

SA: Healthcare Innovation Summit

By Darryl Linington Dr. Imoh Okon, an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, Atlanta USA has confirmed his participation...

WHO welcomes appointment of Chair-elect of Gavi Board Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan. The World Health Organization welcomes the appointment of the Chair-elect of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,...

Motlanthe takes SA’s HIV combatting plan to world conference

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will on Sunday lead the South African delegation to the 19th International Aids Conference, where he is expected...

UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by...

The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030...

Notre Dame biologist leads sequencing of the genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes

Nora Besansky, O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University's Eck Institute for Global Health,...

Angola extends yellow fever vaccination campaign to Huambo and Benguela provinces

As Angola grapples with its worst yellow fever outbreak in decades, the Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Uganda: Worm treatment during pregnancy raises moral dilemma

Treating infectious diseases in developing countries might lead to an increase in allergies, according to scientists in Uganda, raising moral issues about the treatment. A...

Tanzanian health insurance scheme wins ISSA Good Practice Award for Africa

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) of the United Republic of Tanzania received the ISSA Good Practice Award for Africa 2011 for improvements in...

World Sight Day on October 10th, 2013: Demystification of blindness as scourge of humanity

According to WHO statistics, two thirds of blind children die within two years following their loss of eyesight 39 million people worldwide are blind. Another...

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