Africa: Life Saving Peanut Product takes a Pasting

I was reminded of an advert I saw as a kid, you know, the one for Peanut Butter.  The advert showed a bunch of...

SOUTH AFRICA: Communities debate microbicide results

JOHANNESBURG, 23 August 2010 (PlusNews) - The recent release of positive results from a microbicide trial in South Africa have kick-started discussions...

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...

UGANDA: Optimism as PEPFAR lifts funding caps

KAMPALA, 25 August 2010 (PlusNews) - More Ugandan HIV patients are set to receive life-prolonging medication after the United States President's Emergency Plan for...

ZIMBABWE: Pregnancy need not put an end to education

HARARE, 25 August 2010 (IRIN) - Falling pregnant used to mean the end of school – and of much more - for girls in...

Kenya: Programme for women scientists brings research to the poor

Winning a fellowship with the African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) programme for her research was just the first step for Kenyan...

Micro-needles ‘could cut infections from vaccination’

Tiny needles that administer an antimicrobial dose alongside the vaccine when they dissolve in the skin could cut infections from vaccination in...

South Africa: Donate organs & tissue to save lives

Pretoria - The month of August is being used to remind South Africans that they can save lives by donating organs and tissue. This year...

More Gauteng babies born HIV negative

Pretoria - More than 90 percent of babies born to HIV positive mothers in Gauteng public health facilities between April and June 2010 were...

South Africa: Health & business sectors unite against AIDS

Johannesburg - The Department of Health would be partnering with Business Unity South Africa (Busa) to help strengthen government's HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT)...

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