Press Releases

Developing New Strategies To Fight HIV/Aids

South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world.   Estimates indicate that 5.6-million people in our country are living with HIV. It has also...

Mobile Laboratory In Caledon Improves Turnaround Times For Patients’ Test Results

       NHLS medical technologist, Byron Strachan (left) demonstrates specimen testing techniques to  Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha (2nd from left), Prof Wolfgang Preiser of the...

Strike Action By Nehawu Members

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National Health Laboratory Service: Diamond Of The Laboratory Medicine Congress

The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), the largest diagnostic pathology service in South Africa, is the Diamond Sponsor of the first Laboratory Medicine Congress. All...

Laboratory Medicine 2011 Congress

September 1, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, The Laboratory Medicine Congress 2011 (LMC 2011) ushers in a new era of cutting edge multi-faceted medical laboratory science...

‘One Health Conference 2011’ To Tackle Infectious Diseases In Africa

13 July 2011 Africa has probably the highest burden of infectious diseases in the world, which results from not only the socio-economic setting of Africa...

Courier Vehicle Hijacked With Potentially Infectious Poliovirus

04 May 2011  A courier vehicle was hijacked on May 3 between Oliver Tambo International airport and premises of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases...

New Human Cases Of Rift Valley Fever Confirmed

NICD Special Communique-January 2011   Three new laboratory-confirmed human cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus infection have been identi­fied. All three cases are farmers/farm workers...

Malaria Alert: Returning Travelers From Malaria Transmission Area

12 January 2011 It is currently the malaria season in Southern Africa and many travelers will have been exposed during their recent holidays. Each year,...

Who Endorses New Rapid Tuberculosis Test

8 December 2010 | LONDON | GENEVA | Today, WHO endorsed a new and novel rapid test for tuberculosis (TB), especially relevant in countries most...