Gray is the first female president and chief executive of the council and served as the chairperson of the research committee on Covid-19
The government is investing in monitoring lead levels in paint
New apps and online therapy show promise, but more research is needed to help understand who will benefit from digital interventions
With the cost of living rising, many families can’t afford to bury their loved ones and assistance is needed
Water in the country’s drains can pick up a spike in Covid-19 cases or a threatening new variant in time for clinics to prepare for an influx of patients
The first locally manufactured Covid-19 vaccine from the new facility, which is based in Cape Town, is expected within the next year
Garrith Jamieson and his paramedic colleagues were on high alert days before a scorching heatwave struck Durban earlier this month. With the mercury expected to soar to 40°C and above, they knew the signs of heat stress to look out for in their patients: fatigue, fainting, headaches, heat cramps and heatstroke, among others. “It was […]
Families in areas of Mpumalanga have to choose between work and health, but new WHO air quality guidelines say the time to act is now
President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed the investment, noting that it ‘is a leapfrog to cutting edge technology’
South Africa is developing internet-based suicide prevention tools on university campuses
Safety, side-effects and the jargon-filled scientific information explained for those who have concerns about getting vaccinated
This is the first facility of its kind in the Western Cape and only the third such facility in South Africa
Covid deniers and anti-vaxxers seem to want more excess deaths and a shorter life span
This has resulted in demand exceeding supply — or vice versa — at many vaccination sites
After many delays, this coming week’s first vaccine recipients can only expect to have immunity by 4 June at the earliest.
Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated
Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will arrive in South Africa on Tuesday and be taken to 16 sites where healthcare workers will be vaccinated
The South African law does not make it mandatory for citizens to be vaccinated, and the same will apply for Covid-19 immunisation. But experts say people still have the responsibility not to act recklessly — and they should follow Covid-19 health protocols
Just days after Minister Zweli Mkhize came under fire for the government’s apparent slow take on securing the vaccine, he announced to Parliament that the first batch of dosages would be arriving this month
In the absence of action from the health department, South Africa’s community health workers are once again having to fight for their rights, with a nationwide strike planned from 9 November.
The Covid-19 lockdown has exposed the effects of South Africa’s weak alcohol regulations. Government and health campaigners want tougher policies, but the liquor giants are pushing back
The state is trying to balance containing the virus with fears of hunger amid predictions that 25% to 50% of the population will get Covid-19
The South African Medical Research Council has been awarded R270-million to develop a vaginal microbicide for the prevention of HIV transmission.