Specialist scientists, masks, hand sanitiser and stricter rules for liquor sales will be crucial to easing the burden of South Africa’s future COVID-19 waves, experts say.
Why did the one-million AstraZeneca vaccines South Africa received earlier this month have to be sent for lab tests but not the Johnson & Johnson jabs that arrived this week? The world of regulatory approval for medicines can be confusing. We break it down for you.
Africa’s ports are vulnerable to crime and corruption. Now they’re set to be the main thoroughfare for COVID vaccines entering the continent. Here’s why we need a better strategy to curb potential counterfeits coming through.
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.
COVID vaccines have become one of the most sought after commodities in the world, but manufacturers simply can’t produce enough jabs for everyone who needs them. Bhekisisa investigates what this means for the emergence of a vaccine black market, as well as vaccine theft and falsification.
We spoke to experts, looked at the data of studies and relistened to Sunday’s health department briefing to break it down.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted access to services for HIV prevention and treatment — but before that great progress had been made in these areas. An ever-expanding toolkit of new interventions and medications has helped turn what was once a death sentence into a manageable chronic condition. Find out more.
Vaccine hesitancy is nothing new – people have delayed or refused vaccination since immunisations existed. But vaccine hesitancy poses a significant threat to health efforts – particularly during a pandemic.
The first cases of Aids were recorded four decades ago this year. So many years later the fight is far from over, but there have been some huge victories nonetheless. Take a look back.
One million COVID-19 vaccines will land at OR Tambo today. The jabs will be reserved for health workers. But how will they get to the workers and what will happen to the shots once they get here? We break it down for you.