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Africa partners with the US and Europe to reach vaccination goals

Avat has secured a donation of several hundred million doses of Covid-19 drugs from the United States, 25-million of which will begin to be rolled out by the end of this week

Four lessons from 40 years of HIV: Why Covid doesn’t end with equitable vaccine access

Inequity in Covid vaccine access echoes mistakes from the HIV response. In the forty years since Aids was first identified, there have also been several lessons on how to contain a pandemic. Starting with equity and supporting health systems

Born before 1986? Here’s how to get a Covid vaccine without an appointment

We look at who can get a Covid vaccine under phase two of South Africa’s national roll-out, what happens when you walk into a site and how the cost of shots are covered

Half of KZN patients have no chronic medication. Here’s how looting affected SA’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Vaccines were stolen and many urban vaccine sites had to close as Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal erupted into chaos this past week. The biggest loss however is not vaccines, but the chronic medicines that were looted leaving those with HIV, cancer and diabetes without their medication

Covid-19 vaccinations: How are the provinces doing?

South Africa’s vaccine roll-out is happening – slowly. Only 3% of eligible adults have been fully vaccinated. KwaZulu-Natal is leading the pack with the Eastern Cape hot on its heels

People use social media posts to sell Ivermectin on the black market

Selling medication without a license to prescribe or dispense it is illegal, and can lead to a hefty fine or imprisonment

How well is Pfizer’s Covid jab working in SA? We break down some of the data

Discovery Health, Ryan Noach, Covid-19, South Africa (country), third wave, vaccine roll-out, Pfizer vaccine, vaccine efficacy, Delta variant, data analysis, medical aid

Covid-19 infections soar as 15 African countries now grapple with Delta variant

South Africa makes up 37% of the continent’s virus caseload, with more than two-million infections

Stuck at home with your abuser? This free tool can help

This tool developed by the Triad Trust and The Foundation for Aids Research, Amfar, will point you to the gender-based violence services closest to you – no data needed

South Africa not yet at risk from newly emerged ‘Delta Plus’ mutation, say scientists

Scientists are collecting information on the new Delta Plus Covid-19 mutation, a sublineage of the Delta variant that is causing infections to rise globally

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng: Why it’s essential to decolonise public health

The fact that access to quality healthcare is determined by race, gender, geography and power is proven, as is healthcare’s shameful history of exploitation of those with less power for ‘research’. The future must do better

‘Vaccination is only way out of this pandemic’

The level four lockdown may have been too late for Gauteng but other provinces will benefit from stricter measures

Study finds obesity is not associated with Covid-19 deaths

But an increased BMI remains a continuous risk-factor in Covid-19 patients being admitted to ICU

Sharing the secrets of making a Covid-19 vaccine isn’t enough. Here’s why

For all the excitement generated by the news of an mRNA vaccine hub being established in South Africa, the country is still going to need help making Covid-19 jabs

Rise of the variants: What you need to know about the Delta variant in SA

SA’s lockdown regulations are tightening to better curb the spread of Covid-19, amid concerns that the Delta variant could drive a surge of infections

South Africa on level 4: What the Delta variant means for travel, booze

As the Delta variant of Covid-19 spreads rapidly across the country, government places South Africa on an adjusted level 4 lockdown

Third wave overwhelms Gauteng hospitals

Surpassing previous Covid-19 waves the third is sure to hit harder, yet there is little evidence of a move toward tighter regulations.

Gauteng health system is heading for catastrophe

While officials remain entangled in bureaucratic knots, clinicians warn that the continued closure of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital risks a ‘humanitarian disaster’

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