Biotech experts, researchers and academics explore ways to boost Africa’s biotech innovations
AU aims to position Africa as a global biotech investment destination
The issue is a complex one, and nearly impossible to enforce
Doing so can bolster its soft power in the SACD region
Vaccine hesitancy, corruption, and conspiracy theories and disinformation slow down uptake of Covid-19 vaccines
People without identity documents will have to wait for the government to put in place a proper vaccination system for them
Infants younger than one year in Africa have nearly five times the risk of death than those aged 15 to 19 years after contracting the virus
Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya among 27 countries yet to sign the treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency.
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Ghebreyesus says Covid-19 pandemic highlights the importance of nurturing strong science and research on the continent.
Those 12 years and older who are severely immunocompromised can get a Pfizer booster dose at least 28 days after their second jab
Omicron has shown up the racism of the West and highlighted inequalities and failures in our own countries. We need to tackle these to get more people vaccinated
MTN has joined the list of companies that have made vaccines mandatory
We can’t bury our heads in the sand: there is no way to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic other than vaccination. South Africa — and the rest of Africa — still has a long way to go
A new World Health Organisation initiative is helping nations make their own vaccines, reducing their dependency on imports.
There is less demand for ivermectin when South Africa is between Covid-19 waves. But nobody is tracking how many people may be using the animal formulation
Teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 will be able to register to receive their Covid-19 jab from 20 October. This group will be given only one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, for now
The Russian-produced vaccine might increase the risk of vaccinated males getting HIV, says South Africa’s health products regulatory authority
Vaccinology researcher Professor Shabir Madhi said young people were being vaccinated to reduce the number of people who could transmit the virus and the focus should instead be on people over the age of 50
Vaccination campaigns that promote how having the Covid-19 vaccination will benefit individuals rather than society are more effective to convince people who are neutral or hesitant about getting vaccinated.
Scientists say the country needs to significantly improve vaccination rates
Larger gatherings are now allowed, together with a shorter curfew and longer alcohol sale times
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The effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines is becoming clear from the difference in the number of people admitted to hospital between those who have received at least one vaccine dose and those who have had none
Indemnity clauses and fears of fake jabs mean Nigeria’s government must do its vaccine roll-out alone
Those without an ID, passport or asylum-seeker number fear that getting the jab will get them booted out the country – that is if they are able to access vaccination in the first place
South Africa is still awaiting millions of Covid-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson even though the country contributed to its research through the Ensemble and Sisonke studies
Risk of next pandemic greater than ever, scientists say, but world can act
Side-effects are common when you receive any type of vaccine, a senior vaccine researcher says
Africa’s particular logistical challenges require inventive solutions for keeping vaccines cold while not relying on the electricity grid
People aged 35 and over without a medical scheme can benefit from free walk-ins at easy to reach private-sector pharmacies