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Lowdown on Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

The recent announcement of a promising Covid-19 vaccine is good news. But don’t get too excited, cautions Simon Allison: other more affluent countries have already bought up most of the doses, and we do not own the expensive technology necessary to store and transport it

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

My late uncle, and the ethics of clinical trials in Africa

Despite the long history of medical racism, any potential Covid-19 vaccines must be tested in Africa — but not only on the continent

Unique Charlotte Maxeke hospital ward faces closure

It is a beacon of hope, yet the state's cystic fibrosis unit at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital might be closed.

There’s solace in numbers in the world of rare diseases

It's been a long journey of discovery for the family of a Cape Town girl who suffers from cystinosis.

ME study reveals benefits of exercise

But some patient groups denounced the trial in its entirety.

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