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Asbestos In Soils Around Soweto

The township of Soweto was built some 50 years ago using locally manufactured corrugated asbestos cement sheets for roofing. The presence of asbestos in...

New Human Cases Of Rift Valley Fever Confirmed

NICD Special Communique-January 2011    Three new laboratory-confirmed human cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus infection have been identi­fied. All three cases are farmers/farm workers...

World Hepatitis Day-28 July 2011

World Hepatitis Day-28 July 2011  28 July 2011 marks the first official World Health Organization-supported World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis kills more than one million people...

26 September 2013   World Rabies Day – Understand it to defeat it     Saturday 28th September is World Rabies day and the aim is to raise awareness...

SA MRC Has Awarded Professor Shabir Madhi Lifetime Achievement

SA Medical Research Council has awarded Professor Shabir Madhi, the MRC’s most prestigious accolade, the MRC Lifetime Achievement Award (Platinum Medal). The award is made...

World No Tobacco Day

On 31st May each year WHO celebrates World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies...

Protective Effect of ART

Women in Malawi and Mozambique on triple antiretroviral therapy (ART) for three months or longer before giving birth were 13 times less likely to die than...

Preventing A Billion Deaths: World No-tobacco Day, May 31.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that a billion deaths can be prevented in this century, if governments act now to reduce tobacco use. In...

World Cancer Day

Spotlight on World Cancer Day 2011   World Cancer Day is marked on 4 February to raise awareness of the global impact of cancer and increase...

NHLS Scientists In HIV Breakthrough

Two bright young scientists from the National Health Laboratory Service’s (NHLS) National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) have brought the world a step closer...