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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...

2011 Influenza Season Has Started

25 May 2011  Media Advisory The annual influenza season has started with cases being reported since the first week in May and a sharp rise in...

New Rapid-fire Diagnosis Of TB

The Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, and NHLS CEO, Sagie Pillay, talking to staff at Prince Mshiyeni lab On World TB Day on 24 March, Minister...

Courier Vehicle Hijacked With Potentially Infectious Poliovirus

 04 May 2011 A courier vehicle was hijacked on May 3 between Oliver Tambo International airport and premises of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases...

Lab Technology To The People

Following extended negotiations between the Western Cape Department of Health, University of Stellenbosch, National Health Laboratory Service and the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering,...

World Health And Safety Day – 28 April 2011

In South Africa the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, requires the employer to bring about and maintain, as far as reasonably practicable, a...

World Malaria Day: 25 April 2011

Achieving Progress and Impact This year's World Malaria Day theme "Achieving Progress and Impact" highlights recent successes in efforts to and causes global partners to...

New Initiative For NIOH: Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs)

Nanosized particles (≤100nm in size) of gold are materials of great value with huge potential in biomedical, industrial and environmental applications. The biological applications...

Prof Shabir Madhi is the new NICD Executive Director

Professor Shabir Madhi has been appointed Executive Director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) as of 1 April 2011. Prof Madhi held the position...

WHO: 2m Will Get Drug-resistant TB by 2015

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says over two-million people will contract a form of tuberculosis (TB) that is resistant to treatment with many drugs between 2011...