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Legislation Ushers South Africa Into A New Era For Cancer Registration

Cancer is major health challenge facing health systems in both developing and developed countries. The World Health Organization estimates that globally more than 10...

Roll Out Of Male Circumsion In Orange Farm-Curbing Spread Of HIV Infection In Men

The protective effect of adult male circumcision on HIV acquisition was first demonstrated in three randomized trials conducted in South Africa (ANRS study 1265,...

Vaccination For Yellow Fever And Vaccine Availability In South Africa

The Department of Health has, over the past few weeks received numerous concerns from members of the public especially travellers and travel agencies regarding Yellow...

Addressing Adult TB Can Reduce The Number Of Children With Tuberculosis

Improved and sustained efforts to diagnose and treat TB need to be made to address tuberculosis infection among children. This is according to the...

Addressing Adult TB Can Reduce The Number Of Children With Tuberculosis

Improved and sustained efforts to diagnose and treat TB need to be made to address tuberculosis infection among children. This is according to the...

South Africa Leads Ebola Research

South African scientists are at the forefront of fighting one of the world's most dangerous viruses, which kills up to 89% of its victims. Doctors...

South Africa leads Ebola research

South African scientists are at the forefront of fighting one of the world's most dangerous viruses, which kills up to 89% of its victims. Doctors...

Cheap Drug Could Fight Malaria Transmission

A cheap, common heartworm medication that is already being used to fight other parasites in Africa, could also dramatically interrupt transmission of malaria, potentially providing an inexpensive...

MDR-TB Treatment Programmes Underfunded

A new report has revealed that the global response to help countries improve treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is underfunded and ineffective. The dossier was compiled...

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...