A totally new malaria cure, based on an Asian medicinal herb, is to be presented at a congress in Yaound, Cameroon, on Monday and to the African market in 2006. The medicine, costing just 1 euro per adult patient and 50 cent per child, is described as a tremendous breakthrough that could save millions of lives, by its producers.
Inequality between men and women around the world is widely recognised as one of the main drivers of poverty, yet it remains a constant feature of all societies, spanning political, social, and cultural rights.
What fallout shelters were to worries about the Bomb, and duct tape and plastic sheeting were to fears of terrorism after Sept. 11, Tamiflu is starting to be for the specter of pandemic influenza.
Occupational stress in the workplace is one of the leading reasons for absenteeism at work.
CAPE TOWN The treasury has proposed changes to the way medical benefits are taxed that could see the wealthy lose their generous perks, and poor people get more help to pay for private health care. The proposals, published for public comment last Thursday, could see government grant additional tax breaks worth as much as R2,8bn for medical expenses.
At the heart of apathy, indifference, hostility, and discrimination are issues of motivation: Why should I care?
Calm has returned to the Frontier hospital in Queenstown, in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, after at least 40 people were injured when police opened fire with rubber bullets and teargas during protests against the slow rollout of anti-AIDS drugs.
When Luckner Pierrsaint feels congested from the flu or bronchitis, he doesn't go to a doctor or a drugstore. He takes his own concoction: a spoonful of a sugar-and-purple-onion mixture left outside for three nights.
An estimated 200 000 South Africans living with HIV and AIDS are in urgent need of anti-AIDS drugs, but supply is not keeping up with demand. And, despite good nutrition being an essential pre-requisite for starting anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment, only a fraction of HIV and AIDS patients are receiving the supplements and food parcels.
South Africa needs more antiretroviral drugs to end the ayikho syndrome - or there is nothing - in rural clinics where AIDS patients are being turned away, a National AIDS Conference heard on Friday.