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Afrigen teams up with Belgian partner over coronavirus shots

Cape Town-based company signs pact with Univercells Group to develop an mRNA jab

SA waits for cabinet to scrap masks after health minister gives thumbs up

Health minister Joe Phaahla recommends dropping last Covid-19 curbs in memo confirmed as authentic

No need to wait for NHI to improve health system, says Section 27 report

Reform efforts have stagnated while the country awaits the introduction of national health insurance

Aspirant doctors in limbo over community service placements

With two weeks left until posts are taken up, the health department has yet to accept applications

Child mental health services in crisis, institute says

International studies indicate as many as one in five children may have mental health conditions that require diagnosis and treatment, according the annual ...

Health minister’s advisers urge more research on long Covid

Committee urges patients with long Covid to be vaccinated and to join clinical research programmes to assist in the development of therapies

4-in-1 therapy for HIV treatment approved for children

Its developers say it is a significant improvement on protease inhibitor-containing paediatric ARV formulations that have been used in SA for years

NHI will be implemented incrementally, says Phaahla

Health minister’s comments at virtual event indicate a continued role for medical schemes for at least several years to come

World Bank approves $480m loan to help SA fight Covid-19

The loan will boost SA’s vaccination efforts, support the health system and purchase 47-million vaccine doses

Exercise, vaccination linked to lower risk of long Covid-19, Discovery finds

People exercising more than 150 minutes a week, were 47% less likely to report four or more lingering symptoms after infection

Western Cape premier calls for end to all Covid restrictions

Aan Winde says continued decoupling of infections and hospital admissions since SA’s fourth, Omicron-driven wave in December mean the economy can be fully ...

Pfizer jab shows its calibre in fifth wave, Discovery analysis shows

Preliminary analysis suggests the shot held up against the Omicron sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5

SA’s offer of Covid-19 vaccines to Africa falls flat

There is a glut of vaccines, says the health department’s Nicholas Crisp

Lockdowns had little effect on stemming Covid-19 deaths, study finds

Up to 280,000 people died from Covid-19 during SA’s first four waves, about three times more than official statistics show, researchers estimate

SA urged to stand firm on Covid-19 IP waiver

Warning that watered-down deal will leave world ill-prepared for next pandemic

State must tighten tobacco laws as prevalence reaches 29%, experts say

SA’s 2021 Global Adult Tobacco Survey shows 41.7% of men and 17.9% of women use tobacco products

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