Johnson & Johnson plans to replace our two million unusable jabs by July. The vaccines are unsuitable for use and must be destroyed, while the country’s vaccination programme lags behind schedule.
Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will touch down at OR Tambo International Airport today and be distributed to 16 sites across the country where healthcare workers will be vaccinated. Find out more.
The national health department says provinces have paid up but the head of lab services denies this.
Despite cervical cancer being the most preventable form of cancer, it is afflicting more South African women than any other kind.
National health department deploys 200 officials to country’s beleaguered hospitals.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine into the country is one thing, but making sure the jab gets to people who need it – and is effective once they get it – is a feat for which South Africa is ill-equipped, experts say.
Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.
We’re all aware of the health benefits of walking. But for many of Africa’s urban populations who are forced to walk because of poor development planning, walking is not a leisure activity – it’s an indicator of inequality.
It’s been almost 40 years since a new class of antibiotics was discovered. Do governments need to incentivise drug companies differently to get them to develop antibiotics to turn the tide against drug-resistant superbugs?
Due to the high costs of litigation medical negligence claims could bankrupt a future NHI, say experts.
KwaZulu-Natal traffic officers have allegedly stopped drivers at the Mooi River Toll plaza on the N3 and forced them to take HIV tests.
The global rise in tuberculosis cases is showing no signs of slowing down. The need for a new vaccine is as urgent as ever, and now a local pharmaceutical company is joining the race to find one. Find out more about the work they did to propel themselves into this position.
There’s more to life than just a happy ending, a new brain imaging experiment shows. It turns out the key to enjoying things is to focus on the overall experience and the journey along the way. Find out more.
Eleven Gauteng health employees were singled out for censure. Now, only two have been suspended and garnered an alleged R1.3-million in wages.
Experts say the vast sum spent by Sylvia Lucas on unhealthy food is indicative of a big fat problem.
South Africa's next chapter in HIV treatment holds amazing promise but unlocking it rests on our ability to have the kind of discussions with women — about risks, about contraception, about their agency — that we, truth be told, haven't been great at. Will this rollout be a chance to get it right finally?