Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla took over the reigns at Health-e News in the beginning of June. The team is excited to welcome her and her new ideas that promise to breathe new life into the organisation.
Cryptococcal meningitis is the second biggest killer of people living with HIV after tuberculosis (TB). Now, a global initiative, the Ending Cryptococcal Meningitis Deaths by 2030 Strategic Framework aims to get the gold standard drug to treat the disease – flucytosine – registered in countries that need it. By Amy Green for Spotlight and Health-e News.
In this special report, Health-e News spoke to healthcare workers and experts in all nine provinces to get their reactions to the suspension of the COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine amid safety precautions. Sixteen of the 20 we spoke to already received the jab and this what they had to say.
This World TB Day, international expert José Luis Castro answers the six tough questions about TB. Health-e News editor Amy Green asked what the real impact of COVID-19 on tuberculosis (TB) has been, why TB doesn’t have a vaccine for half a century, and why TB funding pales in comparison to funding for COVID-19.
The African Alliance writes that community journalism projects, of which Health-e’s OurHealth citizen journalism programme is one example, are critical to accurate and responsible reporting on serious issues of national and local importance like COVID-19.
On World Down Syndrome Day, made all the more important as this week cops who are charged with the tragic killing of Nathaniel Julies are set to take the stand, Health-e News reports on a young woman with down syndrome from Durban who at the age of just 17 was running a successful business.
Over a million additional cases of tuberculosis (TB) went undiagnosed and untreated in the last year due to the impact of COVID-19-related lockdowns, significantly setting back the global effort to end TB by a massive 12 years, according to new data.
In the year since the coronavirus was recorded in South Africa, more than 50,000 people have died and the country has been profoundly affected. Health-e News spoke to survivors of Covid-19, and those grieving the loss brought by the pandemic.
While the almost 70% price reduction in important tuberculosis prevention drug Rifapentine for 100 countries with significant TB epidemics is a breakthrough, the high cost of newer drugs remains a barrier.