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Mkhize, health authorities to discuss coronavirus pandemic

12 March 2020, 7:16 AM

Health authorities in South Africa will meet with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday afternoon, to discuss how the country will respond to the World Health Organisation’s declaration of the coronavirus as a pandemic.

Shorter treatment for HIV positive patients can prevent TB: Study

12 March 2020, 6:19 AM

People living with HIV can now use treatment for a shorter period to prevent from getting Tuberculosis (TB).

Yes, washing our hands really can help curb the spread of coronavirus

7 March 2020, 10:33 AM

Much of the media discussion about coronavirus revolves around diagnosis and management of suspected cases. But the first piece of advice that is essential for anyone worried about contracting the coronavirus is something your grandparents might have suggested: wash your hands.

New research to help detect millions of missed TB infections

4 March 2020, 8:31 PM

South African and United Kingdom researchers have developed a new technique to detect tuberculosis (TB) through a face mask with a 3D-printed insert.

‘Pharmaceutical companies to ensure facilities in place when making generics available’

22 December 2019, 10:02 AM

One of the major factors that big pharmaceutical companies consider when new drugs are introduced, is whether health facilities have the ability to apply and maintain new regimens successfully.

WHO decries ‘collective failure’ as measles kills 140,000

6 December 2019, 6:35 AM

Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.

Malaria fight stalling at ‘unacceptably high level’ of deaths: WHO

4 December 2019, 6:47 AM

Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 – mostly children in Africa – because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Pope Francis waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand.

Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as ‘foreign’

22 November 2019, 9:39 AM

Pope Francis visited a modern sanctuary built in honor of Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung, a Thai priest who died in 1944 and is considered a martyr.

N Cape government hails Dikeni’s contribution to SA’s democracy

12 November 2019, 6:21 PM

Northern Cape Arts and Culture MEC Bernice Sinxeve has hailed activist and poet Sandile Dikeni’s contribution to the fight against apartheid.

Tributes pour in for journalist, poet Sandile Dikeni

10 November 2019, 8:33 PM

Tributes are pouring in for journalist and poet Sandile Dikeni. The 53-year-old died in Cape Town following a long battle with tuberculosis.

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