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NHLS commemorates World Aids Day

NHLS commemorated World Aids Day by raising awareness about the pandemic as well as promoting the importance of knowing your status, by getting tested.  A fascinating lecture was presented by Prof....

Silica Dust Exposure – Data Collection

Government Notice 66 in Government Gazette 32930 of 5 February 2010 In June 2008, the Department of Labour, amended the Occupational Exposure Control Limit for...

Increase in Pertussis cases in South Africa

Increase in Pertussis cases in South Africa (2018)      

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...

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...

Why eradicating polio everywhere has been so hard to crack

Nigerian children receiving the polio vaccine in Lagos. EPA Melinda Suchard, National Institute for Communicable Diseases Polio is a disease that struck fear into the hearts of...

International Visitors To The Pathology Division

The Pathology Division of the National Institute for Occupational Health has stored and maintained histology materials from deceased miners examined for compensation, since the...

NHLS announces appointment of CEO

Date: 1 September 2015   NHLS announces appointment of CEO “This appointment is extra special for the organisation as Ms Mogale is the first black woman to...

Professor Lucille Blumberg recieves the SAMRC Special Award

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) congratulates Professor Lucille Blumberg on her South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Special Award which recognises her...

Factory Inspector Training Course

The NIOH hosted a three day course for 17 Gauteng South Department of Labour Factory Inspectors. The training was designed to improve the skills...