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.
Scientists have been working furiously to find a vaccine against Covid-19, and initial findings show positive results from the United Kingdom trial where the vaccine was tested on 1 077 healthy adults.
Innovators, policymakers, and investors gathered in Johannesburg last month for the South Africa Innovation Summit and after this, it is worth asking, are we as a nation doing enough to finance health innovation and technology? Dr Tony Bunn discusses…
Medical research in South Africa is set to get a R370 million boost for the development of new medicines, vaccines and other technologies to fight against HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.