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AU calls on international agencies to support African vaccine manufacturers

African procurement mechanisms to be set up to create certainty of demand for vaccine manufacturers on the continent

NHI is morally correct but handle with care, says Discovery’s Adrian Gore

Discovery favours a blended funding model in which medical aid members would pay for the NHI while being allowed to buy extra private cover

Ramaphosa calls on international agencies to order African Covid-19 jabs

Intervention will ensure the continent retains its fledgling manufacturing capacity

SA driving regional surge in Covid-19 cases, says WHO

Health minister Joe Phaahla has yet to officially declare SA to be in a fifth wave

AHMED BANDERKER: Pandemic helped usher SA into the new health economy

Building blocks were in place but there is now a need to ensure momentum is maintained

Pharmacists warned GEMS of pricey and unwise provision of multivitamins

Independent Community Pharmacy Association says it told the medical scheme that its controversial plan was not good clinical practice

GEMS defends multimillion-rand vitamin contract as regulator initiates probe

Questions raised as the companies involved in sourcing and providing the supplements are both units of Afrocentric

Medical schemes regulator launches enquiry into GEMS

The inquiry comes after reports that the medical scheme allegedly awarded a contract to Activo Health to provide its members with vitamins

US curb on J&J vaccine threatens African manufacturing plans

FDA says risks of J&J shot outweighs benefits for adults who could get an alternative

AfriForum, DearSA in court to fight extended Covid-19 regulations

The organisations want the court to declare the regulations to be inconsistent with the constitution and invalid

Solidarity considers legal action over extended Covid-19 regulations

Hospitality industry welcomes easing of restrictions for family travellers, but urges government to lift restrictions on event gathering sizes

New Covid-19 cases surge to 9,757 with 64 fatalities in SA

Covid positivity rate jumps to 25.9%, its highest level since January

Africa CDC urges Covid-19 vaccine buyers to place orders with Aspen

SA pharmaceuticals company may have to close its facility that produces J&J shots under licence as demand dries up

Government races to put in place new Covid-19 regulations

The government’s interim coronavirus rules had not been published before previous measures expired at midnight

Aspen says it needs regional support to keep Covid vaccine line open

The drugmaker says it has been has been let down by the lack of interest in its locally made version of Johnson & Johnson’s dose

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