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National Priority Programme Team Awarded Prestigious Grand Challenges Canada Grant

Through Grand Challenges Canada and the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 22 new proposals for Point-of-Care...

Risk Assessment Training Courses For Provincial Health Departments

Risk assessments are the foundation on which the control of occupational health and safety risks are based. It is therefore essential that all occupational...

NHLS Bids Farewell Madiba

Madiba, Mthembu, Sophitsho, Ngqolomsila, Lala ngoxolo Tata! Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of the nation, has died on December 5 2013 at the age of...

We should take fungal infections more seriously. Here’s why

Researchers have raised concerns about anti-fungal resistance. Shutterstock Nelesh P. Govender, National Institute for Communicable Diseases When most healthy people think of fungal diseases, they often think...

The NIOH Introduces A New Course: Asbestos – The Devil’s Dust

The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) hosted the first in a series of 3 courses on Asbestos. Module 1, entitled Understanding Asbestos, was...

What Is Biological Monitoring Information For Managers

Biological Monitoring is the measurement and assessment of workplace agents or their metabolites either in tissues, secreta, excreta, expired air or any combination of...

Food Scare

Food-borne diseases like E. co//and salmonella have become more prevalent in the past few decades as food moves aroun the globe s with most...

ASLM commends appointment of Dr. Matshidiso Moeti as WHO Regional Director for Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (4 February 2015) -- The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) commends the appointment of Dr. Matshidiso Moeti to serve as the...

UN General Assembly Political Declaration On NCD’s

The UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a political declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on 20 September 2011. Among a long list of actions...

CBTBR Publishes Landmark Papers that Advance the Fundamental understanding of Translational Fidelity in Mycobacteria...

Late in 2016, the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB research (CBTBR) at Wits, under the leadership of Prof. Bavesh Kana published two...