Tracey Malawana, the founder of the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA), was last night presented with the 2018 PHILA Emerging Practitioner Award by the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA).
A quarter of the world’s adults are doing too little exercise, putting them at risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers – and there has been no improvement over the past 15 years.
The tobacco industry is spending vast sums of money to fight government’s attempts to tighten smoking laws and regulate electronic cigarettes – and it has managed to recruit some unlikely allies.
Amsterdam’s tolerance of sex work and recreational drugs has translated into better health outcomes for its citizens. Can its approach be adopted by other countries where HIV thrives in the shadows?
The ANC recently voted to decriminalize sex work and Amsterdam’s red light district offers an example of how this could work – but many South African lawmakers support partial decriminalization, where clients rather than sex workers become the criminals.
AMSTERDAM – The prosecution of HIV positive people for deliberately infecting or endangering others is often not supported by science, according to 20 top scientists including Nobel Laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi.