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Rift Valley Cases Increase But Pose No Threat To World Cup

22 April 2010 Currently there are 140 laboratory confirmed human cases of Rift Valley fever in South Africa, and there have been 9 deaths to...

A Guide For 2010 Fifa World Cup Visitors To South Africa

Introduction South Africa is putting the final touches in place for hosting one of the largest sports tournaments in the world, the 2010 FIFA World...

South Africa Leads Ebola Research

South African scientists are at the forefront of fighting one of the world's most dangerous viruses, which kills up to 89% of its victims. Doctors...

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Address During The: Launch Of The 2016 International AIDS Conference:...

Professor Chris Beyrer, President of the International AIDS Society and International Chair of AIDS 2016; Dr Olive Shisana, CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council...

World Health Assembly Endorses New Plan To Increase Global Access To Vaccines

Major milestone heralds broad, collaborative action to fight vaccine-preventable diseases   Geneva, Switzerland – May 25, 2012 – Ministers of Health from 194 countries at the...

Historical Site Makes History: New Home For Africa Centre For HIV And AIDS Management

A new home has been built at Stellenbosch University (SU) to accommodate the increasing number of activities around its HIV and AIDS projects and...

Outbreak Of Newly Emerged, Highly Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria In Hospitalised Patients In Gauteng Province

17 October 2011   A cluster of patients with colonisation and/or infection with highly-resistant bacteria producing the enzyme NDM-1 were recently identified in a Gauteng Province...

Professor Penny Moore received a Silver Medal from SAMRC

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) hosted the 2018 SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards gala dinner on 30 August 2018. We would like to...

Motsoaledi Appoints Ministerial Advisory Committee On The Prevention And Control Of Cancer In South...

SA: Statement by the Department of Health, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi appoints Ministerial Advisory Committee on the prevention and control of cancer in South Africa...

Building Capacity To Fight Hospital-acquired Infection

Hospital-acquired infections are an issue of increasing concern in South Africa and throughout the world. The ability of the NHLS to contribute to the...