Tobacco ads have been banned in many countries for years, but Big Tobacco is finding ways to get around the rules — like partnering with Formula 1 to punt their new products to a global audience
China’s National Health Commission said last week that the spread was due to the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions and the circulation of known pathogens
The need for a new tuberculosis vaccine is as urgent as ever, and now a local pharmaceutical company is joining the race to find one
By 2030, the planet is likely to be warmer, undermining the fight against tuberculosis
Increase in road fatalities inspires strategic framework for transport
Restricting the advertising of unhealthy foodstuffs is crucial for promoting healthier eating options
The plan aims to create a framework to integrate systems and capacity to improve prevention, prediction, detection and response to health threats.
Five years of progress in the fight against TB have been eliminated because of the pandemic
South Africa is unlikely to buy a new oral Covid-19 pill called molnupiravir, despite the drug having been approved for use in the country. That’s because deciding to spend money on a medication rests on more than just whether it works
Ghebreyesus says Covid-19 pandemic highlights the importance of nurturing strong science and research on the continent.
The world must be responsible in its reaction to the virus in all its varieties
As scientists scramble to learn more about it, infectious disease expert Professor Salim Abdool Karim says current vaccines are effective against the new variant
The World Health Organisation has enlisted a team of South African researchers to produce a new mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, but with no recipe to follow, it’s not an easy task
The department of international relations and cooperation says the travel ban on Southern African countries seems to be rushed
Researchers are calling for more partnerships and funding for malaria programmes, while 2.3-million children in three African countries have already received a jab
Climate action will help avert ‘the biggest threat to humanity’, say global health organisations
After 30 years of research, the World Health Organisation is finally recommending the widespread use of a malaria vaccine
South Africa must make dramatic shifts in its Covid-19 prevention strategies to include new evidence that Sars-CoV-2 spreads mainly through the air
Only 18 countries are using dexamethasone, while tocilizumab and sarilumab can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars a dose
Every day brings new, harder decisions that will shape outcomes for generations, but Africans have a role to play and must seize this opportunity to build a better continent
According to an Afrobarometer survey of 1 600 people, the majority of people do not trust the government to deliver safe vaccines
Strategic investments in health care for all are needed to ensure safe births, treatment of tuberculosis, malaria, measles, pneumonia and diarrhoea, and children are vaccinated
Is Gates a superhero or a supervillain? That’s the wrong question. The right question is: How it is that one person can have so much influence over world health?
But it needs urgent support from governments and the private sector
But thousands of their success stories remain undocumented, their value unmeasured
Doctors and nurses are dog-tired, depressed and anxious. Experts share some tips on how to cope
Researchers of a new study hope policymakers will consider the health benefits of alternative energy solutions
Few trials have been carried out on women expecting babies
Addressing the Covid-19 health and economic crisis requires international relations based on cooperation, the rule of law, collective action and shared principles
Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled out.
A year after the outbreak started, WHO experts are due in China for a highly politicised visit to explore the origins of the coronavirus, in a trip trailed by accusations of cover-ups, conspiracy and fears of a whitewash. Under the global glare, Beijing delayed access for independent experts into China to probe the origins of […]
Myths abound about what works and doesn’t once you have contracted the virus. As the second wave engulfs the country here is what specialists have to say