medicine

 
​Prioritising an overarching approach to medicines regulatory systems strengthening
​Prioritising an overarching approach to medicines regulatory systems strengthening
“This is the only approach that will deliver the desired results in a well co-ordinated and smart manner, and ensure patients are better...
State capture strikes again? Why 95% of medicines are missing at North West clinics
State capture strikes again? Why 95% of medicines are missing at North West clinics
North West hospitals and clinics could run out of medicine in just days as a go-slow at its central medicine depot enters its second month,...
We need our foreign doctors
We need our foreign doctors
Even after more than two decades, Dr Akin Ogunronbi still recalls his first day of training at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town because it was...
Malawi's drone battlefield is on the humanitarian front
Malawi's drone battlefield is on the humanitarian front
The first humanitarian drone corridor in Africa has been launched in Kasungu, Malawi, creating a real-life testing ground to use drones to deliver...
South Africa is placed on alert for ‘superbug’ as drug-resistant yeast infections rise globally
South Africa is placed on alert for ‘superbug’ as drug-resistant yeast infections rise globally
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has warned doctors and...
Reckless farm meds feed superbugs
Reckless farm meds feed superbugs
The world was once a place where a bad cut to your hand meant infection and the possibility of death, and surgical procedures that are now routine...
[Slideshow]Where tradition meets modern medicine
[Slideshow]Where tradition meets modern medicine
There has been tension between traditional and modern medicine, but is there space for the two to work together?
Forever young no longer just a dream
Forever young no longer just a dream
It is generally accepted as one of life's unfortunate but inevitable facts: we might be able to disguise the wrinkles for a time, but ageing will get...
War declared on the 'superbugs'
War declared on the 'superbugs'
"South Africans love antibiotics," according to Adrian Brink, a clinical microbiologist and co-chairperson of the South African Antimicrobial...
[Slideshow]Dying for access to cheap medicine
[Slideshow]Dying for access to cheap medicine
Did you know some medicines are 60 times more expensive in SA than in many other countries? Our patent laws are one of the reasons behind these inflated prices.

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