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Topic - Diseases
Aug 13, 2015
The health system in South Africa has since last November received a face-lift, as government launched Operation Phakisa Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance. President Jacob Zuma said building Ideal Clinics for the public is on track. So far, he said progress...
Apr 23, 2015
Jan Rijn Zeevaart
The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) launched the first clinical micro positron emission tomography/computerised tomography (microPET/CT) scanner in Africa on Thursday at its facility in the North West. Speaking to Engineering News Online Necsa...
Apr 20, 2015
Engen Driver Wellness, a mobile health awareness initiative run by the Corridor Empowerment Project (Coremp), continues to grow its positive impact on the country’s bulk truck operators with increased driver participation in voluntary screenings and improved health...
Mar 06, 2015
UMBILICAL BLOOD STEM CELLS Potent stem cells can be harvested from the placenta and umbilical cord that are usually discarded as medical waste, despite being full of potent stem cells
Stored haemopoietic stem cells drawn from the umbilical cord are currently being used to treat seventy diseases, including leukaemia and sickle-cell anaemia. However, these stem cells and other placental tissue cells may be used to treat many diverse diseases and...
Nov 29, 2013
A new South African biotechnology strategy, with a focus on the economy and how biotechnology could be used to create a positive socioeconomic impact, would soon be launched, Department of Science and Technology (DST) chief director Ben Durham revealed on Friday. The...
Nov 05, 2013
The hospital sector is undergoing undeniable growth in the entire African continent, stimulated by increased active government focus on healthcare expansion. In the coming 10 years, not only an extra 500.000 to 650.000 beds are being built in the Sub-Saharan...
Jul 08, 2013
Anglo American has appointed former Lesotho Health and Social Welfare Minister Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng as nonexecutive director, with immediate effect. Ramatlapeng is an expert in the field of healthcare in Africa, with a particular focus on HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and...
May 24, 2013
Pharmaceutical companies in South Africa are granted patents, and thus a monopoly on the local market, to incentivise research and development (R&D) within the pharmaceutical field, and not to hike prices, as many people believe, says patent law firm Spoor & Fisher....
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May 25, 2012
A team of researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the first in Africa to establish groundbreaking biomedical stem cell technology, which could hold the key to finding cures for some of Africa’s most prevalent diseases.
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