Pretoria – Unitaid and South Africa’s National Department of Health have launched a partnership to accelerate the country’s efforts to prevent and treat HIV and tuberculosis. South Africa is home to the world’s biggest HIV/AIDS epidemic, as well as one of the highest TB burdens. The joint endeavour will introduce HIV self-screening, expand access to […]
Cape Town – South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that the government will be distributing multi-flavoured condoms in a bid to increase condom usage among the youth. They will be available in strawberry, banana and grape and it will also be brightly coloured. “I hope that you find this condom more appealing and […]
(Bloomberg) — Surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital have performed the world’s first successful penis transplant. The nine-hour operation was performed Dec. 11 on the 21-year-old recipient, who made a full recovery and regained all functions in the transplanted organ, the South African university said in a statement Friday. The patient, whose […]
A new mobile phone and web-based survey of 10000 women – Insights from 10000 Women on the Impact of NCDs – in 10 countries around the world shows that nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of women surveyed say someone in their household suffers from a Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) —heart disease diabetes cancer or chronic lung disease. […]
1. EXCITEMENT In 1987, an American pharmaceutical executive called Mary Ann Leeper flew to Copenhagen to get a firsthand look at what she thought might be the world’s next great health innovation. She didn’t expect to find it tucked away inside an old cigar box. Read the full article on Pacific Standard.
‘We are Pedi [Northern Sotho]. My son always knew that the day would come that he would have to go to initiation school. It is our culture. I went there myself when I was 12 years old and the lessons we learned I still remember. We were taught respect,” says 44- year-old Motladi Phala, beaming […]
World Health Organization (WHO)/Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) has recommended adult male circumcision (AMC) for the prevention of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men from communities where HIV is hyperendemic and AMC prevalence is low. The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the roll-out of medicalized AMC according to […]