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11 Jan 2017
 
 
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
 
 
15 Jul 2016
 
WC: Construction of Thembalethu Community Day Centre begins
STATEMENT
The construction of a much-needed community day centre in Thembalethu, George has begun. The R66 million facility was commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) for the...
 
 
27 Jun 2016
 
 
 
Oversight visit to the construction site of the District Six Community Health Centre
What's On
On Wednesday, 29 June 2016, the Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and the Transport and Public Works Minister, Donald Grant, will conduct an oversight visit to the site where the...
 
 
14 Mar 2016
 
Was HIV only SA’s 9th leading cause of death in 2006? Why Mbeki’s claim is misleading
AFRICA CHECK
The Twitter-sphere and much of social media in South Africa exploded in a ball of AIDS-related fury last Monday as the words “#AIDS”, “#MbekiLetters” and “#ARVs” trended throughout the day and...
 
 
13 Nov 2015
 
NW: MEC Magome Masike on preventing diabetes
STATEMENT
Saturday, 14 November is World Diabetes Day. This Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world and is held on November 14 each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the...
 
 
09 Oct 2015
 
Ebola's persistence in survivors fuels concerns over future risks
EBOLA
A growing awareness of how the Ebola virus can hide in parts of the body such as eyes, breasts and testicles long after leaving the bloodstream raises questions about whether the disease can ever...
 
 
26 Jan 2015
 
SOS: Matthew Morris on health risk map 2015
STATEMENT
Foreign investment and new private hospitals lead to improved facilities in some parts of Africa Countries with improvements moving to a lower risk category include Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi,...
 
 
17 Jul 2014
 
SA: Naledi Pandor: Address by the Minister of Science and Technology, at the 17th world congress of basic and clinical pharmacology, CTICC, Cape Town (17/07/2014)
SPEECH
I wish to provide a brief overview of South African medical research. South Africa has built considerable strength in basic science and clinical research. Our main focus has been on HIV/AIDS and...
 
 
18 Sep 2013
 
Emerging challenges in global health: Infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance
consultancy africa intelligence
Over the last decade, the world has witnessed unparalleled progress in human health. Indeed, countries such as China, Turkey and Rwanda now boast near-universal healthcare systems, resulting in...
 
 
03 Jun 2013
 
ASSAf: Statement by Academy of Science of South Africa, academies of science urge action on global challenges (03/06/2013)
STATEMENT
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is one of 14 national science academies to issue a joint call to world leaders to address two of the most pressing global challenges; drug-resistant...
 
 
15 May 2013
 
SA: Gwen Ramokgopa: Address by the Deputy Minister of Health, during the delivery of the Health Department Budget Vote 2013/14 , Parliament, Cape Town (15/05/2013)
SPEECH
NCDs are the number one killer in the world, with more than 63% of all global deaths due to cardiovascular and chronic lung diseases, cancers and diabetes. Globally, 90% of preventable, premature...
 
 
22 Mar 2013
 
SA: Statement by Western Cape Health, on fighting TB (22/03/2013)
STATEMENT
World TB Day is commemorated on 24 March 2013. Every year, the Western Cape Government's Department of Health creates awareness about the causes, symptoms and treatment available for this...
 
 
19 Mar 2012
 
Human Security vs Scientific Freedom: How Bird Flu has Provoked an Overdue Debate
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Much coverage in the mainstream and scientific press in the developed world has focused on the dispute over whether or not to publish the studies as some fear they could provide recipes for...
 
 
 
                       
 
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