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ZAMBIAN BREWERIES DONATE TO BEIT CURE CHILDREN’S HOSPITALGenerous employees of Zambian Breweries have been donating goods to Beit CURE Hospital in Lusaka, which is one of the few hospitals in the country able to address the surgical needs of children with disabilities
The items offered by staff from the brewing company include clothes, children’s toys, a fridge and a few cases of the nutritious maheu product.
The clothes were donated by employees from their various departments at Zambian Breweries in October, to commemorate the Cancer Awareness Month.
Zambian Breweries corporate affairs director Ezekiel Sekele said the company and employees were committed to hel... Read More
UNION TO MARCH AGAINST PROPOSED SUGAR TAXThe Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has given the National Treasury until ea... Read More
HIV+ SA CHILDREN CAN BENEFIT FROM NEW SOFTWARE TOOLWith a new online tool, doctors, public healthcare workers can track who is, and isn’t, doing well on HIV treatment, in real time
South Africa now offer anyone living with HIV antiretroviral treatment irregardless of CD4 count, a measure of the immune system’s strength
South Africa will offer anyone living with HIV antiretroviral treatment irregardless of CD4 count, a measure of the immune system’s strength Fifteen years old.
This is the age when many South African children living with HIV stop benefitting from the free antiretroviral (ARV) treatment provided by the government.
Speaking to Health-e News Sergio Carmona from the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) said the “transition from paediatric care to adult care is challenging” and older adolescents, 15 to 19 years of age, do worse on treatment than both adults and younger children.
Worldwide, adolescents “living with HIV have the highest rates of poor medication adherence and... Read More
Underfunding ‘nightmare’ hampers the global TB battleTB is the deadliest infectious disease worldwide killing 1.8 million people in 2015, according to a recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO)... Read More
Free dental services at government clinicsWhile dental services at government health facilities are free, the fact that they are limited, many poor people in rural communities are unable to make use of them or are not aware of them. It’s an issue that is receiving some attention
Oral hygiene is the regular practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems such as cavities, gingivitis, periodontal (gum) diseases and bad breath.
According to a health official at Mayo Clinic, new studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis – a severe form of gum disease – might play a role when a person has a disease.
In cases of ailments like diabetes, HIV and AIDS, the body’s resistan... Read More
Cancer: It’s all about the price tagDr Marais, CEO of the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON), examines the high cost of cancer in South Africa and the financial impact on the patient and practitioner
The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics released a study on 07 June 2016 and it hit almost every headline as it revealed the high cost of cancer care, and how it is set to rise over the next four years.
It was a price tag tsunami with a global oncology bill of $US150 billion by 2020, an increase of around 10.5% per annum, and that was just for the medication.
Inequality worsens the problem
The same report also highlighted that, while the cost of medication and care in South Africa may be cheaper than the USA on average, the economic demographics of t... Read More