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Q&A Sessions: ‘I should have fought harder for SA vaccine’ — Salim Abdool Karim

Professor Salim Abdool Karim talks to Nicolene de Wee about his responsibility as head of the ministerial advisory committee tasked with guiding the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Affirming medicine as a public good

Medical science has developed hugely powerful technologies that can be used for social purposes. But to achieve this, it needs to be clearly on the side of the people

Spend less on arms and more on science

We dedicate a lot more time and money to military defence than we do on health responses to deadly pathogens

The coronavirus is a disease of Chinese autocracy

An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan has already infected over 4000 people – mostly in China, but also...

The past, the present and the future at UP

The university is launching four transdisciplinary initiatives to harness knowledge in the 4IR era

​Prioritising an overarching approach to medicines regulatory systems strengthening

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

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Most biobanks, whether small or large, have high quality assurance and control measures in place

State capture strikes again? Why 95% of medicines are missing at North West clinics

Striking workers say a go-slow at the province's central depot will continue until their demands are met.

We need our foreign doctors

Yet these skilled professionals are discriminated against by their colleagues

Malawi’s drone battlefield is on the humanitarian front

The government, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund, has opened the first humanitarian drone corridor in Africa.

South Africa is placed on alert for ‘superbug’ as drug-resistant yeast infections rise globally

Health experts warn of a potentially fatal fungal infection that is said to be spreading in hospitals.

Reckless farm meds feed superbugs

The overuse and abuse of antibiotics strengthens lethal, drug-resistant bacteria.

Forever young no longer just a dream

American researchers think it will help to get rid of senescent cells, that were previously thought of as inert instead of trouble-causers.

War declared on the ‘superbugs’

Several initiatives are under way to stop the abuse of antibiotics.

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