National Health Laboratory Service

Crisis in laboratory threatens the nation's health

Jonathan Ancer

Poor patients will be the biggest casualty if the National Health Laboratory Service collapses.

Digital data gives clinic the edge

Aphiwe Deklerk

New management system and text alerts vastly improve services for HIV/Aids patients.

SA HIV vaccines on brink of human testing

Staff Reporter

Researchers from the University of Cape Town have developed two test HIV vaccines -- the first wholly South African-developed products to enter the human clinical-trials phase, the Herald Online reported on Tuesday. The vaccines are just months away from being assessed in human clinical trials, the report said.