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WHO’s new boss is just the right medicine
WHO’s new boss is just the right medicine
The battle to get there was bruising but the end result was decisive: with 133 votes, compared with just 50 for his nearest challenger, Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected this week as director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO)....
New Ebola case in DRC
New Ebola case in DRC
There is a confirmed new case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Hearts: R1.5 million. Kidneys: R3.5 million. Can you really buy organs in Cape Town?
Hearts: R1.5 million. Kidneys: R3.5 million. Can you really buy organs in Cape Town?
A “blatant” activity, which has upset countless people working in the transplantation of human organs industry, has had an unintended consequence: it has led to an almost 40% increase in donor registrations, according to the Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa (ODF)....
Regulator advises partial clean-up of radioactive dump in the Karoo
Regulator advises partial clean-up of radioactive dump in the Karoo
Correction: Nuke body did not advise clean-upThe Mail & Guardian reported...
WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas
WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas
People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather than...
When life gives you stompies, make bricks
When life gives you stompies, make bricks
Solving global cigarette butt waste could also radically transform the building industry, according to research coming out of Australia.
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation is confident polio is in its dying days and could be eradicated within 12 months, despite challenges in...
Ebola and Zika epidemics are driven by pathologies of society, not just a virus
Ebola and Zika epidemics are driven by pathologies of society, not just a virus
The global health threats posed by recent viral epidemics, such as avian flu, ...
#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie
#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie
Five years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. I had to spend the festive season in isolation, away from...
WHO experts in Cape Verde to monitor Zika, microcephaly case
WHO experts in Cape Verde to monitor Zika, microcephaly case
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has dispatched a team to Cape Verde to monitor a Zika virus outbreak following the west African archipelago's...

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