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Antibiotic resistance: Three ways to stop the rise of the superbugs

We are facing possibly the greatest health threat of our time: drug-resistant infections. But here's why there's hope the world can change course.

​Prioritising an overarching approach to medicines regulatory systems strengthening

The aim is to improve access to quality, safe and efficacious medical products

​AMRH Partnership Platform – Advancing medicines regulatory outcomes in Africa

This initiative will harmonise the different interventions for maximum impact

Will the latest TB drug reach South Africa in time?

Activists fear regulatory delays will come too late for many people who need delamanid and will also stall its release in neighbouring countries.

Money can’t be the only motive for developing life-saving medicines

Will the world act now to be ready for the next big outbreak?

Lift the veil on drug pricing and trade agreements, the UN urges companies and states

New United Nations report calls for drug companies to spill closely held secrets and patent reforms.

South Africa faces paediatric cancer drug shortage as suppliers fail to meet demand

Stock-outs may be a blow to children already fighting for survival.

​South Africa must stand firm with India – the pharmacy of the developing world

As Indian PM Narendra Modi visits South Africa, we must push to ensure continued access to affordable medicines.

​Government disputes drug stock-out survey: ‘Far fewer clinics run out of medicine’

The report describes medication shortages as "a serious threat to the public healthcare system". But the government says the figures are inaccurate.

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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