Public Health

The mental health system in South Africa is not well, say...

On Tuesday, the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted a colloquium on the state of mental health in South Africa and the issues raised by...

South Africa’s typhoid alert: should we be scared?

Since December last year, residents of one of Zimbabwe's oldest townships have been living on ground zero of the country's latest typhoid outbreak. So...

Why your child might need a measles booster shot

At least 17 cases of measles in Gauteng have sparked a 24-day vaccine campaign in the province. Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by...

Teen pregnancy isn’t rising and 7 other things we learned from...

On Monday, almost a week after the brutal murder of Karabo Mokoena  sent South Africa into a tailspin, sparking rage on social media under...

UNICEF says 2.1 billion people still lack basic water and sanitation...

Globally 844 million people still lack even basic water services. That’s 844 million people who have to travel long distances to collect contaminated water...

SA Pushed For First Ever TB Summit At The United Nations

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is currently taking place in New York. Various heads of states, ministers and activists have been meeting...

Kenya rushes to contain cholera outbreak

On Monday Kenya’s ministry of health launched a 21-day plan to contain an outbreak of cholera in Nairobi. More than 336 cases of cholera...

Stigma contributes to Kenyan teens quitting HIV treatment

The United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) has revealed that Kenyan teenagers are most likely to quit HIV treatment, thus undermining the fight against...

Students are on holiday, so KZN’s blood banks are running low

On 3 January, the KwaZulu-Natal department of health said that the blood banks in the province were running low since the main source of...

The “most advanced vaccine trial to date” launches in South Africa,...

On Wednesday, a day before World Aids Day, a highly anticipated HIV vaccine trial called HVTN 702 launched in South Africa. The new vaccine...

Rwanda’s Healthcare Workers Determined To Save The Lives Of Newborn Babies

A new Unicef report reveals a horrifying statistic: in lower-income countries, 27 newborns out of every 1 000 die before they are four weeks old....
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