The collaboration between researchers at the North West University (NWU) and the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) on the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine candidate received a major boost.
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.
Mutoti Village lies just outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo. Not far from the village, pipelines from Nandoni Water Plant transport water to nearby villages across the Vhembe District Municipality. But, there is no pipeline supplying water to Mutoti Village. Residents have expressed frustration at being excluded from accessing water from the plant, which is situated near their village.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has expressed concerns over lack of action from the Eastern Cape provincial government after it ordered action against officials implicated in the R10-million Ambulance Scooters Project.
The research released by Percept this week shows the real potential of technology in the effective delivery of primary healthcare services across South Africa. The research should thus be used as a road map to better healthcare services for all. By Shivani Ranchod, CEO of Percept.
Protecting all children living in South Africa is a top priority for this year’s Child Protection Week. It was launched under the theme “Let us all protect children during and beyond Covid-19”. The launch included the voices of children from across all nine provinces, with a special focus on child migrants.