South Africa: Fight Against Cancer Gets a Boost in Sub-Saharan Africa
[SAnews.gov.za] The National Cancer Registry (NCR) has been named one of three IARC-GICR Collaborating Centres for sub-Saharan Africa by the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC) Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Pilot Projects Set to Inform Rollout of HIV Prevention Shot
[spotlight] South Africa is expected to begin piloting the HIV prevention injection early next year as one of several projects that experts hope will reveal the answers to some of the biggest questions about the future of the shot - who will deliver the injection, where, and how to sell people on the idea that just six shots a year could protect them from HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Face to Face - Prof Helen Rees On SAHPRA, Women's Rights, and Her Appetite for Justice
[spotlight] As a rebellious teenager growing up in the British town of Harpenden, Helen Rees would sneak out to attend anti-apartheid talks. "That was the stop-the-Boks tour," she recalls. "[British politician] Peter Hain was an activist trying to stop the Springboks from touring the United Kingdom. In those days, the isolation of sport in response to apartheid was starting to really gain traction." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Mental Health Screening for People With TB Will Change Lives and Boost SA's TB Response
[spotlight] After two years of COVID-19 and disruption of normal healthcare services such as those for tuberculosis (TB), welcome-back initiatives were started across provinces to get people back on treatment and back into care. Spotlight reported on some of these campaigns here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Open Veins of Africa Bleeding Heavily
By Ndongo Samba Sylla and Jomo Kwame SundaramDAKAR and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 2022 (IPS) The ongoing plunder of Africa’s natural resources drained by capital flight is holding it back yet again. More African nations face protracted recessions amid mounting debt distress, rubbing salt into deep wounds from the past. With much less foreign exchange, tax revenue, and policy space to face external shocks, many African governments believe they have little choice but to spend less, or borrow more in foreign currencies. Ndongo Samba SyllaMost Africans are struggling to cope with food and energy crises, inflation, higher interest...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ndongo Samba Sylla and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Financial Crisis Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Inequality Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Reverses Controversial Ivermectin Ruling
[GroundUp] There was no evidence to justify Judge Cassim Sardiwalla's order, says court (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccines Helped to Control COVID-19. But the Global Rollout Is Still Broken
As successful as the COVID-19 vaccines have been in curbing the pandemic, their benefits haven’t been enjoyed equally by people around the globe. Throughout the pandemic—and even now—vaccine development and distribution has been undeniably lopsided, skewed in favor of developed countries with the resources to create, test, manufacture, and distribute shots when the need arises. In the third year of pandemic, while nearly 70% of people worldwide have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, in low-income countries, only 24% have. In its latest report on the global vaccine market, which includes an asse...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Cochrane International Mobility - Themis Paraskevas
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane ’s work means becoming part of a global community. TheCochrane International Mobility programme connects successful applicants with a placement in a host Cochrane Group, learning more about the production, use, and knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews. The prgramme offers opportunities for learning and training ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Pit bull set on fire after two dogs maul 3-year-old boy to death: Police
A three-year-old boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls outside a house in South Africa, according to local police. The fatal attack sparked anger in the local community with one of the dogs then reportedly stoned, beaten and set on fire in the aftermath. Free State police spokesperson Captain…#pitbulls #thakeng #pitbull #dogs #southafrica #pit #dog #attacked #stephenthakeng #innocentsaule (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Measles Outbreak Spreads to Mpumalanga - South African News Briefs - November 18, 2022
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Measles Outbreak Spreads to Mpumalanga as Cases Rise (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Utilizing soccer for delivery of HIV and substance use prevention for young South African men: 6-month outcomes of a cluster randomized controlled trial - Rabie S, Tomlinson M, Almirol E, Stewart J, Skiti Z, Weiss RE, Vogel L, Rotheram-Borus MJ.
Young men in South Africa face the intersecting epidemics of HIV, substance use and endemic poverty. We tested the effectiveness of a behavioral intervention using soccer training to reduce the cluster of risks associated with HIV and substance use. This c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

South Africa: Still Many Unknowns, but Long-Covid Is Real and Deserves Support for Rehabilitation, Says Expert
[spotlight] "I think I'm in trouble," came the message through to Professor Veronica Ueckermann one evening during the first surge of COVID-19 in South Africa in the winter of 2020. It was a distressed call made by a 48-year-old theatre nurse who worked alongside Ueckermann in the ICU frontline. Ueckermann, who is also a professor of internal medicine at the University of Pretoria and an ICU specialist, shifted into high gear with other doctors to save their colleague who was diagnosed with COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South African Delegation to UN Questioned on Femicide, Xenophobia - South African News Briefs - November 17, 2022
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- United Nations Grills South Africa on Corruption, Femicide and Xenophobia (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Primatologist Pair Murdered in South African Home
Judith Masters and Fabien Génin had both recently retired from the University of Fort Hare after celebrated careers researching lemurs and their kin. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 16, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

South Africa: Ethekwini Contaminated Water - We Are Swimming in Faeces While Dodging E. Coli.
[Greenpeace] Rivers polluted by sewers are nothing new to Durbanites. This problem has existed for years. In 2020, a local group of Greenpeace Africa in Durban submitted a petition to the water and sanitation authorities that gathered more than 10,000 signatures. Our riverside residential community was fed up with the unpleasant stench of raw sewage in the air. It was no longer safe to walk along the river or enjoy the surroundings and wildlife of the river. Informal communities that settled along riverbanks to earn a (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news