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The challenges of delivering a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa requires a new approach

It is imperative that we train healthcare workers and participate in continent-wide collaboration

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One case is no reason to panic, says communicable disease control

But take the threat seriously and prepare for a community outbreak, says professor Cheryl Cohen

Coronavirus reaction: Sinophobia with Western characteristics

Western media has racialised the coronavirus outbreak, leading to increased Sinophobia in several countries. Such dehumanisation of a race has no place in functioning democracies

This slashed rates of violence by 70% in some areas. Could it work in SA?

In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it.

Angola’s yellow fever outbreak: vaccines desperately needed

Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.

Ebola and Zika epidemics are driven by pathologies of society, not just a virus

Economic exploitation in the developing world has resulted in under-resourced and weak health systems that could not contain the spread of viruses.

Scientists map African genetics to learn more about diseases

Gene sequencing tools allows scientists to untangle the genetic roots of many diseases and they're looking at genetic variation in Africa.

Suspected Ebola cases in Liberia, Canada

Liberia suspects numerous infections and five deaths are from the Ebola virus spreading from neighbouring Guinea, with one suspected case in Canada.

New chip could become a disease game-changer

A cheap, highly portable blood test has proven to be as accurate as expensive hospital-based analyses in detecting infectious diseases.

In hot pursuit to defeat the enemy within

The immune system has been found to target viruses inside cells, suggesting new strategies to fight infections -- including colds and gastroenteritis

Tackling rabies in Africa

With rabies and related viruses in Africa as the focus of her research, Dr Wanda Markotter has an interest in the viruses found in African bats.

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Female cops sent for rape counselling

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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