Mediclinic Parkview Hospital opens in Dubai

2018-09-23 16:25

Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, a brand new 182-bed in- and outpatient facility has opened in Dubai six months ahead of the original schedule.

Zimbabwe merely ‘postpones’ cholera outbreak

2018-09-23 11:29

Despite a declaration by the government that the current cholera outbreak has been tamed, public health professionals in Zimbabwe say the outbreak has merely been “postponed” as the measures put in place are “stop-gap” solutions.

Limpopo health dept says ready for cholera patients coming into SA from Zim

2018-09-22 07:00

The Limpopo health department says it's ready for a possible influx of people who might cross the border from Zimbabwe, in order to seek medical help for cholera or typhoid.

Cholera outbreak: 'We are living in fear...authorities are not doing enough,' residents say

2018-09-21 11:55

Sixty-year-old Emma Zhakata winces, struggling to hold back tears as she relates how her husband, one of 32 cholera victims in Zimbabwe, died within hours of falling ill. Read more...

Cholera: 'Outrage' as Zambia forces Zimbabweans to go through 'inhuman' screening process

2018-09-21 07:19

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities at Chirundu border post, which involves making people take laxatives.

Zim govt won't buy cars for new cabinet ministers... at least for now – report

2018-09-20 13:47

Zimbabwe's government has reportedly diverted funds intended to purchase new vehicles for the new cabinet ministers and lawmakers, and "channelled the money towards fighting the cholera epidemic".

Rumours, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern DRC

2018-09-19 17:41

The regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross says the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo presents complex challenges as long-running conflict hampers aid efforts.

Dagga smoking an entry point to more serious drugs - Cele

2018-09-19 12:40

Dagga smoking leads to the use of more serious drugs, Police Minister Bheki Cele believes.

Zim soldiers, riot police force vendors off the streets amid deadly cholera outbreak

2018-09-19 07:41

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly issued a banning order against vendors across the capital, Harare, following a deadly cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 30 lives in recent weeks.


Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

2018-09-23 14:06

A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed.

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

2018-09-22 16:30

Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide each year - more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization has said, adding that men are particularly at risk.

Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe's latest crisis

2018-09-22 13:05

Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.

Clicks reveals new CEO to lead the group

2018-09-21 16:53

The Clicks Group has announced the name of its new group CEO who will take over from David Kneale in January 2019.

Blood test can pinpoint timing of your 'body clock'

2018-09-21 10:28

Scientists say they've created a blood test that pinpoints the timing of your own internal clock, which could help doctors treat more than just sleep disorders.

Top Africa stories: Kenya nurses on infants' deaths, eSwatini

2018-09-21 07:19

Nurses in Kenya have reportedly denied any wrongdoing after bodies of at least 12 infants were found stuffed in boxes, and Police in eSwatini have come under fire after they used batons and stun grenades to disperse protesting workers in Manzini.

Overcrowding not a new problem at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital – staff tells SAHRC during site inspection

2018-09-19 18:42

Hospital workers say overcrowding in wards has been a dire concern and it exposes staff and patients to diseases.

Being high on the highway – can you dope and drive?

2018-09-19 15:04

Since the decriminalisation of dagga for personal use, there have been a range of questions regarding the practicalities of the Constitutional Court ruling.

The Gates Foundation says a wave of progress rippling through China and India could slash poverty in Africa — if women lead the way

2018-09-19 10:40

Now, some of the foundation's health focus is shifting to baby-making.

Nine-year-old circumcised at school by 'mistake'

2018-09-19 06:37

A health team has been suspended after a child was circumcised by mistake at a Pietermaritzburg school.

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