Researchers have been trying to develop an HIV vaccine for about four decades without success. However, the successful development of a COVID-19 vaccine could provide lessons for scientists.
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.
As phase two of national vaccination programme starts today, some elderly citizens are concerned that they will be last in line for the COVID-19 vaccine as they do not know how to register using the online system.
Faced with inadequate access to essential treatments, South Africa must prioritise health research and development. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how poor and marginalised South Africans are affected by international factors, and so it is essential to include communities in advocating for better homegrown research and development, writes community activist Ntando Yola.
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.
This World Kidney Day, experts explain the links between a person’s risk for kidney cancer and factors including “obesity, high blood pressure, workplace exposure to certain substances and smoking.”
Mageu may be an old favourite and sweets may cheer the patient up, but these foods could hinder your loved one’s recovery. Botshabelo District Hospital is concerned about the unhealthy foods families bring for admitted patients. Instead, they advise these healthier alternatives.