The epidemiology of paediatric burn injuries in Johannesburg, South Africa - Banga AT, Westgarth-Taylor C, Grieve A.
This study describes the epidemiology of paediatric burn injury among patients admitted to Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. METHODS: Hospital based cross-se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa: Include People With Disabilities in Implementation of Economic Development Policies
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa says people with disabilities must be involved in conceptualising, developing, implementing and monitoring economic development policies and programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Depth - the State of Asthma in SA
[spotlight] Asthma is a disease that can easily be controlled through the correct use of medications, yet in many low-and-middle-income countries like South Africa, many still die due to lack of effective management of this disease. According to estimates published in the Global Asthma Report 2022, South Africa ranks third out of 28 low-and-middle-income countries for asthma-related mortality. According to the report, although many asthma-related deaths are preventable, about 1 000 people die from asthma worldwide per (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Jabbed Germans Banned From Buying Cars? No. Tired Old Covid Disinformation Gets Weirder
[Africa Check] IN SHORT: Almost three years after the Covid pandemic began, conspiracy theorists are still trying to sell their ideas online. This time, it's not true that the 75% of Germans vaccinated against the disease won't be able to buy a car. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Man Dies During Eight-Hour Wait for an Ambulance
[GroundUp] Only one ambulance for hundreds of villages in Matatiele (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South African Power-Plant Breakdowns Hit a 2022 High
Bloomberg#southafrican (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Testing Stool Can Help Detect TB in Children
[spotlight] Most tuberculosis (TB) testing today relies on sputum samples coughed up from the lungs. This makes intuitive sense since pulmonary (or lung) TB is the most common form of TB and sputum provides testable samples straight from the scene of infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

France's Engie South African Solar Projects to Progress as More Awaited
France's Engie South African Solar Projects to Progress as More Awaited Bloomberg#engiesouthafricansolarprojects (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis: South Africa's Ramaphosa still ANC's best hope despite scandal By Reuters
By Tim Cocks and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa is weathering the worst scandal of his presidency thanks to the backing of his party, which is keenly aware its best hope of retaining power at 2024 elections is to keep him as leader. Battered as his…#southafricans #ongamamtimka #ralphmathekga #mtimka #oliviakumwendamtambojohannesburgreu #juliusmalema #williambabb #yvettebabb #democraticalliance #anc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Pandemic Policies in South Africa - a Model of Neocolonial State Capture
[African Arguments] The huge Covid death toll - by far the worst in Africa - occurred not in spite of Western biomedical practices but because of them, argues a new book from the African Arguments series, published by Hurst. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa GDP: Surprise 3Q Growth Makes Economy Bigger Than Pre-Covid
Bloomberg#southafrica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: 10 Countries Account for Almost Half of New HIV Infections
According to estimates from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 10 countries accounted for almost half of all new HIV infections in 2021. South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda alone nearly…#europeancentrefordiseaseprevention #africa #uganda #jointunitednationsprogrammeonhivan #southafrica #mozambique #unaids #nigeria #tanzania (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Sex Workers Welcome Government's Decriminalisation Plans
[GroundUp] "Many sex workers have died and this bill will save many lives" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Examining associations between mental health, IPV exposure, HIV risk behaviors, and PrEP use in South African women: an analysis of data from the Charisma Study - Triplett NS, Roberts ST, Hartmann M, Wagner D, Reddy KR, Mathebula F, Tolley EE, Baeten JM, Palanee-Phillips T, Montgomery ET.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been associated with poorer mental health outcomes and increased human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk behaviors. We examine the relations between IPV, mental health symptomology (defined as psychological distress and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Estimating the changing burden of disease attributable to interpersonal violence in South Africa for 2000, 2006 and 2012 - Prinsloo M, Machisa M, Kassanjee R, Ward CL, Neethling I, Artz L, Jewkes R, Abrahams N, Pillay van-Wyk V, Matzopoulos R, Bradshaw D, Pacella R.
BACKGROUND: South Africa (SA)'s high rate of interpersonal violence persists as a leading public health problem for the country. The first South African Comparative Risk Assessment Study (SACRA1) in 2000 quantified the long-term mental and physical health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news