NHI bill ‘silent about transformation’ in black pharma

Black Pharmaceutical Industry Association says the industry must become more representative

Aspen releases first batch of J&J vaccines in boost to inoculation drive

Johnson & Johnson shots with active ingredients from Europe ar to supply SA, AU and EU

Consumers holding on to medical scheme membership despite weak economy

SA’s two biggest medical schemes report growth in membership amid health fears during the coronavirus pandemic

Public-private alliance moves to majorly ramp up Covid vaccination

Health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says the government is now targeting almost 400,000 daily jabs by late August

Covid-19 drives excess natural deaths to more than 200,000

The latest figures, provided by the Medical Research Council, shows that three quarters of those deaths were among the elderly

Mmamoloko Kubayi wants SA to vaccinate based on age only

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says a sectoral approach is not effective

Vaccination rate lags among non-medical scheme members

A total 17.8% of the medical scheme market covered, compared with 6% of the uninsured market

Pfizer deal to make jabs in SA ‘a stepping stone to bigger things’

Biovac becomes the first company in Africa to manufacture mRNA Covid-19 vaccines in a deal Ramaphosa says will contribute to the continent’s health security

State confident it will reach 250,000 jabs a day as calm returns

Achieving target is vital to inoculating 40-million people, or two-thirds of the population, by the end of March

SA’s health-care system at risk, say Western Cape health chiefs

Looting and violence blamed for disrupting supply chains in the country

Medicines regulator not planning to suspend J&J shot after US flags risk of rare neurological condition

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system, causing muscle weakness and potential paralysis

Violence thwarts vaccine target of 250,000 shots a day

In new blow to government’s vaccine rollout, inoculation shut throughout KwaZulu-Natal and in parts of Gauteng amid violence

Medics in Covid-19 ward overwhelmed amid worst infection wave yet

Hospitals in Johannesburg are full and doctors say they have never had to deal with so many Covid-19 infections at once

Why has the third wave been so deadly?

The daily tally of new cases in SA has increased for seven weeks in a row

WATCH: Weekend jabs could have added up to 1.3-million more doses administered

Michael Avery and his panel of experts discuss the latest vaccination news and the political unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

Clear data vaccines are protecting healthcare workers from Covid-19, Western Cape says

The province has inoculated 67% of its 34,400 employees so far, and recorded 320 breakthrough infections among these personnel — a rate of 1.4%


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