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
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
Survivors find themselves in a “state of acute stress with symptoms, often physical at first”,
Big industries and governments are not acting fast enough to prevent climate change, with disastrous consequences
Five years of progress in the fight against TB have been eliminated because of the pandemic
Ivorian health workers had previously said that vaccinations of “targeted groups” had already begun on Sunday
The continent’s public health agency said the latest figures showed that 6.5-million cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Africa, out of which some 867 000 people had died
What might Africa look like in the wake of the pandemic? There’s enough change happening to keep both optimists happy and pessimists glum
The department of health noted in its statement on March 19 that recoveries in previously reported cases were beginning to emerge. (John McCann/M&G)
More than 74 000 people have now been infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more cases in some 25 countries
Examples from Rwanda and Sierra Leone can be incorporated into transitional justice frameworks
After calling on South Africa to cut down on coal, the environmental activist organisation has been criticised as anti-worker
The WHO has recategorised transgenderism from being a ‘mental disorder’ to being a condition relating to ‘sexual health’
The pneumonic plague is forcing the islanders to abandon their traditional burial rites
The state’s hopes for the nonsurgical circumcision device rest on its acceptance in initiation rituals.
The World Health Organisation’s 193 member states on Saturday overcame their deep divisions over intellectual property rules and endorsed a strategy to help improve developing-country access to drugs and medical tests.
Insufficient food, climate change and pandemic flu are global crises that could unravel progress in public health, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) director general said on Monday. "These three critical events, these clear threats to international security, have the potential to undo much hard-won progress in public health," WHO director general Margaret Chan said.
Climate change is one of the factors causing an increase in the incidence of diseases like malaria and dengue fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. At least 150Â 000 more people are dying each year of malaria, diarrhoea, malnutrition and floods, all of which can be traced to climate change.
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang on Sunday welcomed a new World Health Organisation (WHO) tobacco report that indicates that consumption of cigarettes has declined in South Africa. The WHO report states that higher taxes are especially important for deterring tobacco use among the young and the poor.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday that 164 people have died from Rift Valley Fever in Sudan, more than half as many again as the latest figure given by the Sudanese government. The WHO called on local media, community and religious leaders to ensure people know what measures to take to reduce the risk of infection.
Seven new cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the central Democratic Republic of Congo, taking the total number for the region to 24. ”The seven cases confirmed all come from the Kampungu area,” the epicentre of the haemorraghic fever located 150km north-west of Kananga, said a health ministry statement.
International health agencies began on Monday to install two laboratories to test cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid fears of an epidemic of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said. The two laboratories will allow a precise diagnosis within two to six hours.
Men are five times more likely to commit suicide than women, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group said on Monday, World Suicide Day. The World Health Organisation (WHO), meanwhile, estimates that on average almost 3 000 people commit suicide every day.