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LTE Medical & Supplies, a South African healthcare solutions company, was contracted by The Global Fund (TGF) and the Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) to design, build, equip and support three mobile Tuberculosis (TB) screening clinics consisting of X-Ray and laboratory facilities.    The clinics are built on a 6x4…
The recent outbreak of listeriosis emphasises the extreme vulnerability of all people when it comes to contamination of our natural resources, particularly soil and water PRETORIA, South Africa, December 7, 2017/ -- On 5 December 2017, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced that more than 30 people died following the…
South Africa’s sugary drinks tax is scheduled to be implemented on 1 April 2018 and will lead to an estimated 11% increase in the price of a regular can of soft drink GENEVA, Switzerland, December 6, 2017/ -- The South African Parliament has taken a brave and powerful step towards promoting the…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:40

The Breakthrough Uterine Fibroid Treatment

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Fibroid Embolisation is a minimally invasive procedure which treats uterine fibroids through the femoral artery in the groin or the radial artery in the wrist. This innovative treatment is being established throughout South Africa, Botswana and Namibia by the Fibroid Care initiative under the guidance of Dr Andrew Lawson. Uterine…
Johannesburg – Ascendis Health announced yesterday the launch of a fully underwritten renounceable rights offer to raise R750 million to settle a significant portion of the deferred vendor consideration payment owed to the sellers of Remedica Holdings, an international pharmaceutical business acquired in 2016. The rights offer is priced at…
This year’s theme for SADC Malaria Day is “Strong Cross border collaboration is key to Malaria Elimination” and the slogan is “SADC Unite to End Malaria” PRETORIA, South Africa, November 10, 2017/APO Group/ --  South Africa joins Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to commemorate SADC Malaria Day, which is…
Monday, 13 November 2017 09:07

World Diabetes Day - 2017

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DIABETES TREATMENT GOALS STILL SUBOPTIMALNew Approaches Needed for Prevention, Diagnosis and Disease Managment Statistics from the International Diabetes Federation’s 2015 update show that the total number of people with diabetes in Africa is expected to increase by 20 million in 20401, bringing the total to 34.2 million diabetic patients on the continent1. A…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:25

Cancer Awareness counts

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How to stay financially fit in a health crisis  Each year, 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer and, thanks to the focused awareness campaigns that feature on the calendar each year, we’re better informed about the many (over 200) types that exist, as well as their symptoms and…
The SADC Health Ministers' meeting will culminate with the commemoration of SADC Malaria Day, 10 November, at Thomo village in Giyani LIMPOPO, South Africa, November 8, 2017/APO Group/ --  The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Chairperson of SADC Health Ministers, will this week host the SADC Health Ministers in…
The hospital attends to more than 483 624 patients in its specialist clinics annually, and admits more than 40 441 patients annually as in-patients PRETORIA, South Africa, November 3, 2017/APO Group/ --  President Jacob Zuma has given a positive appraisal of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria and reaffirmed…
The South African plastics and packaging industries managed to raise an incredible R45 000 during last week’s Propak Cape Exhibition by inviting companies and individuals to pledge funds for a much needed seabird hospital at SANCCOB’s Cape Town centre.  According to Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director at Plastics|SA, leaders in the packaging…
Uterine fibroids are the non-cancerous tumors that make women’s lives miserable. Women with these non-malignant cysts are likely to face severe pain which is unbearable. This health issue becomes common in these days, as it is known from the recent study that almost 20 to 40 percent of women, aged…

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