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New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission

10 July 2020, 4:13 AM

The World Health Organisation on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, but stopped short of confirming that the virus spreads through the air.

Think vitamin D deficiency is not common in Africa? Think again

29 June 2020, 2:51 PM

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, and the number of diseases associated with it, seems to be increasing worldwide. Africa is known to have a huge burden of disease, but little is known about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency.

Gauteng Health budget should deal entirely with the COVID-19 pandemic: DA

20 June 2020, 9:01 AM

 The DA in Gauteng says the provincial health budget should be redirected to deal entirely with the COVID-19 pandemic.

MEC Bandile Masuku

Gauteng allocates over R55 billion to health sector, will prioritise HIV/Aids, TB

19 June 2020, 5:01 PM

HIV/Aids and TB initiatives will get the biggest chunk of the R55.7 billion budget presented by the Gauteng Health Department for the 2020/2021 financial year, on Friday.

South Africa BCG booster trials seek low-cost weapon against COVID-19

19 May 2020, 3:35 PM

The idea of testing the BCG vaccine in Africa against COVID-19 was bound to cause controversy, yet officials say efforts under way could, if successful, give the continent a cheap and easily deployable weapon against the virus.

‘Sub-Saharan Africa could see spike in AIDS related deaths due to stretched health services’

13 May 2020, 7:17 PM

The World Health Organisation and UNAIDS have warned that if interruptions in health services and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic are not overcome, it could lead to more than half a million extra deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Zambia reports 15 new COVID-19 cases as infections steadily rise in Africa

10 May 2020, 6:57 PM

Zambia has confirmed that the total number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country have risen by 15 to 267.

NGOs lament loss of funding due to COVID-19 fight

6 May 2020, 6:55 AM

Thousands of NGOs face the risk of closure if the lack of government funding persists, since billions of rands are being dedicated to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part V: A neurosurgeon shares his story

5 May 2020, 2:00 PM

Tens of thousands of healthcare workers are on the frontline of the global war against COVID-19.

297 new coronavirus cases, no new fatalities

30 April 2020, 10:37 PM

The Department of Health says the number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased by 297 to 5 647.

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