SA, UK spearhead R500-million fund for joint scientific research

Sarah Wild

The two countries have set up the Newton Fund to focus on areas such as food security, the environment, and disease prevention and control.

Motsoaledi launches free HPV vaccine for schoolgirls

Amy Green

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has launched an HPV vaccine programme for grade four girls in all government schools.

HIV research on monkeys makes breakthrough


A single shot of antiretroviral drugs has protected lab monkeys from HIV for weeks, according to two US trials.

There's a new HIV drug - but Africa will have to wait

Mara Kardas-Nelson

A new drug, Tivicay, that could be vital in the struggle against HIV, might not be available to those who need it the most.

Drug resistant Chinese bird flu raises concern

Ben Hirschler

The new bird flu strain that has killed 36 people has proved resistant to Tamiflu for the first time, a development scientists find "concerning".