Congo has given over 200 000 people Merck Ebola vaccine: government

25 August 2019, 4:55 PM
Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200 000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world’s second worst epidemic.
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Cigar-shaped asteroid came from another solar system: Astronomers 21 November 2017, 10:12 AM

A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space last month came from another solar system, astronomers said on Monday as they confirmed an unprecedented observation.

15m long catamaran built in Mahikeng to grace SA seas 20 November 2017, 9:22 PM

Travellers in North West, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal should be on the lookout for an unusual spectacle this week: a 15-metre long catamaran, built in Buhrmansdrift near Mahikeng in North West.

Over four million South Africans on ARV’s : UNAIDS 20 November 2017, 2:52 PM

UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibe, has launched a report in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats which shows that 4.2 million people in South Africa have access to anti-retroviral treatment.

UNAIDS to launch new HIV report 20 November 2017, 10:06 AM

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Executive Director of UNAIDS is set to launch a new report in Cape Town Monday on the numbers of people living with and affected by HIV.

Cape exploratory drill work progressing well: De Lille 20 November 2017, 6:11 AM

Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille, says exploratory drill work into the Table Mountan Group Aquifer is progressing well.

SKA expected to empower communities 19 November 2017, 9:39 PM

Benefits from building the Square Kilometre Array in Carnavon in the Northern Cape will be felt for more than half a century after completion.

Cape Town water project progresses 19 November 2017, 6:05 PM

Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille, says exploratory drill work into the Table Mountain Group Aquifer is progressing well.

NASA launches weather satellite designed to help forecast droughts, forest fires 19 November 2017, 3:53 PM

NASA has launched a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket on Saturday carrying a Joint Polar Satellite System-1 satellite, or JPSS-1, the first in a series of next-generation satellites that NASA said will help provide enhanced accuracy in forecasting environmental events such as weather, forest fires and droughts.

Blood stock critically low: SANBS 19 November 2017, 2:41 PM

The South African National Blood Services (SANBS) says blood stocks are at critically low levels.

Extreme drought persists in Western Cape 19 November 2017, 11:11 AM

The Western Cape is continuing to bare the brunt of the country's worst drought in a century with dam levels hovering at 36%.

Mothers urged to donate breast milk 18 November 2017, 3:42 PM

Tygerberg Hospital is encouraging mothers to donate breast milk to save lives.

SKA project continues to bring opportunities to communities 18 November 2017, 3:35 PM

Cape, to discuss numerous benefits of the Square Kilometre Array the SKA project. The R3.7 billion astronomy project continues to bring opportunities to surrounding communities such as attracting researchers from all corners of the world.

Global health ministers vow to end TB by 2030 18 November 2017, 11:47 AM

At least 10.4million people were infected with Tuberculosis (TB) in 2016 and only six-million of them were diagnosed.

Enviroserv in court for harming environment 17 November 2017, 3:04 PM

The top management from waste management company - Enviroserv has appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Only 40% of public clinics provide abortions: Study 17 November 2017, 10:09 AM

Only about four out of every 10 public clinics that should be offering abortion services actually do, according to a new survey conducted by the Bhekisisa Mail & Guardian Centre for Health Journalism. Bhekisisa launched South Africa’s first online, searchable map of free, safe abortion providers, #SizaMap. #SizaMap maps out free government abortion services on Friday. Users can search […]

Cape Day Zero delayed set back two months 17 November 2017, 8:17 AM

The City of Cape Town says despite residents reducing their water consumpution by nearly half since January last year, the worst is not over.

South Africans urged to observe red ribbon Friday 17 November 2017, 6:41 AM

South Africans have been urged to wear a red ribbon on Friday and the next few Fridays as part of raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in the build up to World AIDS Day on December 1.

More premature babies are living longer in SA 17 November 2017, 6:17 AM

As the world marks World Premature Day, South Africa has seen an increase in the number of premature babies living longer now compared to a decade ago.

KZN celebrates its first black female Neurosurgeon 16 November 2017, 9:10 PM

A 32 year old woman who has become the first black African Neurosurgeon has been described as diligent, humbled, God-fearing and focused.

Low temperatures grip KZN 16 November 2017, 4:15 PM

Large parts of KwaZulu-Natal are experiencing low temperatures, heavy rains and even snow as a cold front passes through the province.

Consumers urged to think about their use of plastic 16 November 2017, 3:46 PM

Consumers are being urged to think about the amount of plastic they use, purchase and recycle.

Diabetes treatment to affect health budget negatively 16 November 2017, 3:40 PM

The cost of Diabetes will affect negatively on the country's health budget if more awareness is not created around the illness.

New water saving device installed in Western Cape schools 15 November 2017, 2:30 PM

Because water is a scarce commodity in the drought-stricken Western Cape, a new smart water meter, called Count Dropula has been installed to help save water , especially at schools is paying off.

Eastern Cape on high alert for icy, rainy weather 15 November 2017, 11:11 AM

Disaster Management Team in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality is ready for icy temperatures, snow and widespread rainfall in the Barkly East, Elliot and Lady Grey towns. Disruptive snow can be expected over the Barkly Pass. Joe Gqabi District Municipality spokesperson Mandla Gceya has warned both communal and commercial farmers to keep livestock on the […]

(T) US approves first pill with digital tracking device 15 November 2017, 11:04 AM

US regulators have approved the first pill that contains a digital tracking sensor to alert doctors and caregivers as to whether a patient is taking the medication as scheduled.

SA warned of cold weather conditions 14 November 2017, 8:48 PM

The South African Weather Service has warned the public to brace itself for an unseasonal cold weather across the country starting on Tuesday night.

Life changing surgery begins at Tygerberg Hospital 14 November 2017, 2:29 PM

Surgeons at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town have begun with reconstructive surgery on 41 children as part of Smile Week.

Manamela to appear before Esidimeni hearings 14 November 2017, 11:59 AM

Suspended Mental Health Director Makgabo Manamela has finally agreed to testify at the Life Esidimeni hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg on Monday next week.

SA joins world for Diabetes Day 14 November 2017, 10:35 AM

World Diabetes Day is commemorated on the 14th of November across the world to highlight and the plight of diabetes, such as its dangers and how to live the potentially life threatening disease.

Warm weather worsens Cape Town water crisis 14 November 2017, 6:21 AM

The City of Cape Town says warm and windy weather conditions are contributing to the decline in dam levels in the province.