Friday, July 1 2022

South Africa’s healthcare system is on its knees – budget offers no relief

Robert L. Rikard

South Africa’s medium-term fiscal policy statement for 2021 was more of the same old story. This was not talking about […]

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MSF urges vaccine giants to share technology with Africa

Robert L. Rikard

An international organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has called on the giants of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing to share their technology […]

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South Africa: health activists call for patent law reform

Robert L. Rikard

Around 100 people marched from Park Street in Pretoria to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) on Tuesday, […]

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Bridging the Healthcare Gap in Africa by Strive Masiyiwa & Gordon Brown

Robert L. Rikard

As the United States and other wealthy countries in the North begin administering booster vaccinations against COVID-19, only 8.5% of […]

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Fighting a pandemic while launching the health revolution in Africa

Robert L. Rikard

When Dr John Nkengasong took the post of first chief of the new African Centers for Disease Control in 2017, […]

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South Africa: Ministry of Health to introduce vaccine certificate

Robert L. Rikard

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the Ministry of Health will soon deploy the vaccine certificate as proof that residents […]

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Corruption at South Africa’s Ministry of Health during COVID

Robert L. Rikard

JOHANNESBURG – A report on the actions of senior South African Ministry of Health officials during the coronavirus pandemic was […]

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Report: Corruption in South Africa’s Department of Health during COVID

Robert L. Rikard

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A report into the dealings of senior South African Department of Health officials during the coronavirus pandemic […]

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Report: Corruption in South Africa’s Ministry of Health during COVID | Health info

Robert L. Rikard

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A report into the dealings of senior South African Department of Health […]

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UK rules on Covid vaccines cause hesitation – Africa Health Boss

Robert L. Rikard

BBC Africa The head of the African health agency has warned that the UK’s policy of not accepting Covid-19 vaccine […]

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Relaxed lockdown restrictions under consideration for South Africa: Minister of Health

Robert L. Rikard

Health Minister Joe Phaahla said South Africa was seeing a drop in the third wave of its Covid-19 cases, and […]

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South African Minister of Health on new C.1.2 variant – and why you should expect a booster shot

Robert L. Rikard

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla told the National Council of Provinces that current scientific reports suggest vaccination still offers protection […]

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Government plans compulsory vaccines in South Africa (Minister of Health)

Robert L. Rikard

Health Minister Joe Phaahla said his department was discussing the introduction of mandatory Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa. Speaking to […]

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South Africa: Ministry of Health launches vaccination campaign at taxi rank

Robert L. Rikard

To increase its vaccination figures, the KZN is trying various initiatives, including driving vaccination sites The KZN Ministry of Health […]

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Ebola, other outbreaks, atop COVID-19, likely to strain health systems in West Africa -WHO

Robert L. Rikard

NAIROBI, Aug 19 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, West […]

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Africa health chief says jabs helped him survive COVID-19

Robert L. Rikard

The head of the African Union health watchdog, John Nkengasong, revealed on Thursday that he was battling COVID-19 but had […]

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Africa Health Holdings joins SafeCare’s quality standardization program

Robert L. Rikard

Africa Health Holdings Limited has become the latest healthcare service provider to join the SafeCare healthcare safety and quality standardization […]

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South Africa: KZN health services struggle to function amid looting and violent unrest

Robert L. Rikard

Ambulances immobilized, hospitals with reduced staff, vaccination program interrupted and clinics closed in eThekwini Looting and widespread unrest in KwaZuku-Natal […]

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As the third wave hits South Africa, a health facility…

Robert L. Rikard

Rein Sparks is a health activist and an Aspen New Voices Fellow. Healthcare facilities across South Africa are regularly assessed […]

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South Africa: Health professionals work as a team – their training should prepare them

Robert L. Rikard

Good communication and understanding of the roles of other disciplines within a health care team has been found to lead […]

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Highly infectious Delta Covid variant is ripping through South Africa: health department

Robert L. Rikard

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has confirmed that the highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19 is likely behind the current […]

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S. Africa’s health regulator will assess the effectiveness of Sinopharm …

Robert L. Rikard

(Add more details) JOHANNESBURG, June 23 (Reuters) – The South African health regulator said on Wednesday that it had received […]

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South Africa health regulator to assess effectiveness of Sinopharm vaccine

Robert L. Rikard

Signage of Sinopharm is seen at the 2020 China International Trade in Services Fair (CIFTIS), following the COVID-19 outbreak, in […]

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COVID-19 disrupts health in sub-Saharan Africa | News

Robert L. Rikard

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Boston, MA—At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many African leaders instituted preventative […]

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South Africa’s Department of Health Says Gosiame Sithole Decuplets’ Claim is Malarkey

Robert L. Rikard

The South African Department of Health said on Friday evening that a woman’s claim that she gave birth to 10 […]

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South African Minister of Health on contract leave | KTAB

Robert L. Rikard

through: MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press Posted: June 8, 2021 / 1:29 PM CDT / Update: June 8, 2021 / 7:57 […]

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South African health minister put on contract leave – WBOY.com

Robert L. Rikard

through: MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press Job : June 8, 2021 / 2:29 p.m. EDT / Update: June 8, 2021 / […]

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South African health minister put on contract leave

Robert L. Rikard

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s health minister was placed on special leave on Tuesday due to a corruption scandal involving […]

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South African Minister of Health put on leave | Economic news

Robert L. Rikard

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s health minister was placed on special leave on Tuesday due […]

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Risk of COVID-19 wave threatens African healthcare facilities

Robert L. Rikard

In the past two weeks, Africa has recorded a 20% increase in cases compared to the previous fortnight. The pandemic […]

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Risk of COVID-19 wave threatens African healthcare facilities – world

Robert L. Rikard

Brazzaville – As the risk of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases increases, African countries urgently need to […]

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France proposes a “new pact” for the health and economic emergency of Africa

Robert L. Rikard

PARIS France hosted the Summit on the Financing of African Economies on Tuesday, promising a new economic deal for Africa […]

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African health body urges patience on impact of vaccine patent waiver

Robert L. Rikard

NAIROBI, May 6 (Reuters) – The African Union health agency on Thursday welcomed US President Joe Biden’s decision to waive […]

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South African health regulator recommends resuming Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

Robert L. Rikard

South Africa’s health regulator recommended resuming use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, days after the country followed the […]

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AstraZeneca firing delay in India could be ‘catastrophic’ for Africa – health official

Robert L. Rikard

ADDIS ABABA, April 1 (Reuters) – India’s temporary suspension on major COVID-19 vaccine exports from AstraZeneca (AZN.L) will jeopardize Africa’s […]

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African health systems fail to meet the needs of vulnerable groups

Robert L. Rikard

Less than half of Africa’s population does not receive the health services they need, and vulnerable groups, including gay men […]

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South Africa: Health Boost – New TB screening strategy improves clinic diagnosis by 17%

Robert L. Rikard

Almost 400,000 people in South Africa are infected with tuberculosis each year. Of these, up to 150,000 are never diagnosed. […]

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Africa’s health for all agenda derailed by pandemic and funding gap – Report

Robert L. Rikard

The achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa is in jeopardy due to disruptions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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How the AfCFTA can improve Africa’s health — Quartz Africa

Robert L. Rikard

There is much to be hopeful with the dawn of the historic African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its […]

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how electricity helps make people better

Robert L. Rikard

In a brightly lit hospital room, the gentle hum of medical equipment is punctuated by the persistent beep of a […]

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South African healthcare workers eager for first vaccines

Robert L. Rikard

ELANDSDOORN, South Africa – After testing thousands of people for coronavirus, South African nurse Asnath Masango says she can’t wait […]

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South African healthcare workers eager for first vaccines | Taiwan News

Robert L. Rikard

ELANDSDOORN, South Africa (AP) — After testing thousands of people for the coronavirus, South African nurse Asnath Masango says she […]

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Severe variant of COVID detected in South Africa, says health minister

Robert L. Rikard

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A severe variant of the coronavirus has been detected in South Africa, which could explain the […]

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Holding Africa’s health in your hands

Robert L. Rikard

Dr Matshidiso Moeti is the doctor who heads the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, a sprawling landmass […]

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How South Africa’s healthcare system could be impacted by pandemic lawsuits

Robert L. Rikard

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, there has been a outpouring of gratitude and support for health professionals. […]

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Coronavirus reveals the neglect of African health systems

Robert L. Rikard

Jhe coronavirus pandemic has left African governments scrambling to catch up as their historic neglect of public health systems is […]

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WHO Africa Health Forum concludes with roadmap to achieve universal health coverage and health security – world

Robert L. Rikard

Praia, Cabo Verde, March 28, 2019 – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Second African Health Forum today culminated with a […]

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Launch of the African Institute for Health Research in South Africa

Robert L. Rikard

In a bold move to improve the health of people locally and globally, two KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) research giants are joining […]

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