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Why South Africa stopped making vaccines

The high demand for Covid vaccines means there is a limited global supply. Local manufacturing is one solution. So why isn’t South Africa making its own jabs? The post Why South Africa stopped making vaccines appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Top Six


Silicosis: ‘Can they just pay me before I die?’

Despite winning a R5 billion settlement in 2018, miners who contracted TB and silicosis at work and the family members of those who died are still waiting for that payment The post Silicosis: ‘Can they just pay me before I die?’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, National, Openaccess, Johannesburg High Court, Top Six, South Africa (country, Tubercolosis, Silicosis


First batch of Pfizer vaccines has landed in South Africa

The first shipment of Pfizer vaccines has reached the country after tense negotiations between manufacturers and the government The post First batch of Pfizer vaccines has landed in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Pfizer, Vaccine, Aspen, Department Of Health, Openaccess, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johnson & Johnson, NiCd, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


State of play after 400 days of lockdown

With about 1.5-million infections and 54 000 deaths, Covid-19 is still very much part of our lives as the state works to boost vaccinations The post State of play after 400 days of lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccinations, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Health Department, Johnson & Johnson, J&J, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Portfolio Committee on Health, Sandile Buthelezi


‘None of us are okay’: Frustration as South Africa’s GBV initiatives stall

SA is in a rush to roll out its national GBV action plan. But as bureaucracy and the pandemic slow progress, violence against women continues unabated The post ‘None of us are okay’: Frustration as South Africa’s GBV initiatives stall appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Murder, Unemployment, South Africa, World Health Organisation, Civil Society, Intimate Partner Violence, Mpumalanga, Openaccess, Department of Social Development, Bhekisisa, Top Six, Sonke Gender Justice, Stepping Stones, Femicide, South Africa (country


Mkhize: South Africa won’t end up in India-like Covid third wave crisis

The department of health briefed parliament on South Africa’s readiness for a possible third Covid-19 wave, as members' expressed concerns in light of India’s surge in coronavirus infections. The post Mkhize: South Africa won’t end up in India-like Covid third wave crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, India, South Africa, Vaccinations, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Health Department, Johnson & Johnson, J&J, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Portfolio Committee on Health


Four factors blocking medicines being manufactured in Africa

Setting up a continent-wide medicine regulator could be crucial to getting Africa’s people the treatments and Covid vaccines they need. Here’s why more countries need to put their weight behind it The post Four factors blocking medicines being manufactured in Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, India, Africa, United Nations, Health Insurance, Vaccinations, APIs, Au, Medicines, African Union, Openaccess, Top Six, COVID-19, COVID, African Continental Free Trade Area, John Nkengasong


Visionary plan benefits rural blind

Doctors praise initiative that gives them a break in the bush while they treat poor patients The post Visionary plan benefits rural blind appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Doctors, Philanthropy, Clinic, Cataracts, Openaccess, Hoedspruit, Top Six, Healthcare Services, Healthcare Workers, Godfrey Phillips, South Africa (country, Game Ranger, Moditlo Game Reserve, Neil Tabatznik, Specialist Skills


More ethnically diverse bone marrow donors needed to save lives

The myth that regenerative stem cells are body parts has led to donor reluctance The post More ethnically diverse bone marrow donors needed to save lives appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Cancer, Stem Cells, Donor, Stem Cell, Leukaemia, Openaccess, Bone Marrow, Bone Marrow Transplant, Top Six, South Africa (country, Bone Marrow Donation, Netcells, SAMBR, South African Bone Marrow Registry, Sunflower Fund


Top vaccinologist defends government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

A group of scientists has criticised the decision to sell SA’s AstraZeneca vaccine and says herd immunity mean vaccines will play a lesser role The post Top vaccinologist defends government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Willem Hanekom, Wits School of Governance


Women living with HIV continue the fight against forced sterilisation

Feminist activist groups still demand justice for human-right violations against women living with HIV The post Women living with HIV continue the fight against forced sterilisation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Hiv, National, Department Of Health, Top Six, Human Rights Violations, Commission for Gender Equality, South Africa (country, Women’s Legal Centre, Forced Sterilisation, Her Rights Initiative, Human Rights Month, Lindiwe Mahlangu, Positive Women’s Network, Sethembiso Mthembu


Covid resources: Developing countries at the mercy of their wealthier counterparts

Last week, WTO members had another chance to level the playing field by sponsoring the Trips waiver for Covid-19 medical tools. They chose not to The post Covid resources: Developing countries at the mercy of their wealthier counterparts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, WTO, World Health Organisation, Intellectual Property, World Trade Organisation, Doctors without Borders, Top Six, Yuan Qiong Hu, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 vaccines, Christos Christou, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Trips waiver


A survival kit for healthcare workers, before the Covid-19 third wave hits

Doctors and nurses are dog-tired, depressed and anxious. Experts share some tips on how to cope The post A survival kit for healthcare workers, before the Covid-19 third wave hits appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Who, World Health Organisation, Psychologists, Self-care, Mood Disorders, Top Six, Mental Healthcare, Psychiatrists, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


A Gauteng firm is using bioplastics to limit microplastics

Humans eat, drink and breathe in tens of thousands of micro- and nanoplastics, but research into the effects on health is limited The post A Gauteng firm is using bioplastics to limit microplastics appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Environment, Fish, Pollution, Marine Life, Plastic, Innovation, National Institutes of Health, Earbuds, Inventor, Gauteng, Environmental Science and Technology, Sawdust, Polystyrene, Top Six, Microplastics


Former GP health MEC Masuku calls disciplinary ‘unfair’

The ANC’s disciplinary hearing against Dr Bandile Masuku has started; however, the matter against Khusela Diko has been shelved after her husband’s death The post Former GP health MEC Masuku calls disciplinary ‘unfair’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Corruption, Politics, Openaccess, Mec, ANC, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Gauteng Health Department, Siu, GCIS, Phumla Williams, Presidency, Top Six, Special Investigating Unit, Masuku


‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated The post ‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, National, Vaccine, Gauteng, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, South African Medical Research Council, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, South African Medical Association, Angelique Coetzee, Free State health department, Netcare Milpark Private Hospital


Covid-19 variant may protect people against reinfection and other variants, research shows

The 501Y.V2 strain produces strong antibodies, but it’s not known how long immunity lasts, so being vaccinated remains essential The post Covid-19 variant may protect people against reinfection and other variants, research shows appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccines, Mutations, Blade Nzimande, Pandemic, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Variants, 501Y.V2, Network for Genomic Surveillance South Africa


What to do about leaders spouting vaccine misinformation

Refuting lies about vaccines from people in leadership positions may be less about changing their minds and more about protecting those listening The post What to do about leaders spouting vaccine misinformation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Leadership, Information, Research, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Vaccines, Misinformation, Openaccess, Mogoeng Mogoeng, Top Six, Antivaxxers, Tony Yengeni, Disinformation, Vaccine Hesitancy, Zingiswa Losi


Pregnant women should be vaccinated, doctors say

New research shows that there has been an increase in maternal deaths during the Covid-19 restriction The post Pregnant women should be vaccinated, doctors say appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Breastfeeding, Vaccination, Vaccine, Pregnant, Gynaecology, University of Cape Town, University of KwaZulu Natal, Top Six, Obstetrics, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Professor Priya Soma-Pillay, Salome Maswime, Steve Biko Academic Hospital


‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

Pfizer is accused of bullying Latin American governments by demanding they grant indemnity against potential civil claims relating to the vaccine The post ‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, World, Brazil, Argentina, Pfizer, Vaccines, Latin America, Openaccess, Big Pharma, Top Six, BioNtech, Lawrence Gostin, COVID-19, Ginés González García, Covax, Covid-19 vaccines


Volunteers on the Covid frontline

Community healthcare workers are at the coalface in the battle against Covid-19 – and by offering primary healthcare to the poor – but they can barely afford to replace their well-worn shoes The post Volunteers on the Covid frontline appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Openaccess, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, Zweli Mkhize, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Community Healthcare Workers, Mmathapelo Thobejane, Sekhukhune district municipality, Sekhukhune Environmental Justice Network


South Africa is offering its AstraZeneca vaccines to fellow African countries: Mkhize

Reselling the jabs will prevent money being wasted on a vaccine that is not particularly efficacious on the variant that is dominant in South Africa The post South Africa is offering its AstraZeneca vaccines to fellow African countries: Mkhize appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Astrazeneca, African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 vaccines, 501Y.V2, Vaccine Roll-out, South Africa The post South Africa


16 sites on 17 February: Eight things you should know about SA’s J&J vaccine roll-out

Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will arrive in South Africa on Tuesday and be taken to 16 sites where healthcare workers will be vaccinated The post 16 sites on 17 February: Eight things you should know about SA’s J&J vaccine roll-out appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Openaccess, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, South African Medical Research Council, Vaccine trials, Covid-19 vaccines, Vaccine Rollout, 501Y.V2, Linda-Gail Bekker


Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown The post Pandemic punishes the young appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Children, Mental Health, Autism, University of Pretoria, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Iqbal Karbanee, Kobus Maree


What does Zweli Mkhize have to say about the Cuban and Chinese vaccines?

South Africa could receive two million doses of the Coronavac vaccine from China, the health minister told parliament on Wednesday The post What does Zweli Mkhize have to say about the Cuban and Chinese vaccines? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, China, South Africa, Cuba, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Sinovac Biotech, National Medical Products Administration, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, CoronaVac, 501.YV2, Emergency Use Authorisation, phase three III trials, Portfolio Committee on Health, Soberana II


Johnson & Johnson vaccines could arrive in South Africa next week

We spoke to experts, looked at the data and relistened to the health department’s briefings to break down the revised roll-out plan The post Johnson & Johnson vaccines could arrive in South Africa next week appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Astrazeneca, World Health Organisation, Pfizer, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Cyril Ramaphosa, Aspen Pharmacare, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, Shabir Madhi


Government must find alternatives to AstraZeneca vaccine, say unions

Unions representing healthcare workers advise members to get vaccinated despite AstraZeneca postponement The post Government must find alternatives to AstraZeneca vaccine, say unions appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Astrazeneca, Top Six, Coronavirus


Jury still out on pregnant women getting a Covid jab

Few trials have been carried out on women expecting babies The post Jury still out on pregnant women getting a Covid jab appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Vaccination, Who, Astrazeneca, World Health Organisation, Vaccine, Pregnant, Pregnant Women, Department Of Health, Top Six, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Shabir Madhi, South African Health Products Regulatory Authority


Pregnant healthcare workers cautioned on Covid-19 vaccine

A top women’s health scientist clinician has warned pregnant women that the risk-benefit of Covid-19 immunisation for them is “still under evaluation” The post Pregnant healthcare workers cautioned on Covid-19 vaccine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Vaccination, Who, Astrazeneca, World Health Organisation, Vaccine, Pregnant, Pregnant Women, Department Of Health, Top Six, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Shabir Madhi, South African Health Products Regulatory Authority


Another Covid crisis: A vaccine apartheid endangering us all

The West bought billions of vaccines fast and cheap, leaving poorer nations paying through the nose for years to come The post Another Covid crisis: A vaccine apartheid endangering us all appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, China, India, European Union, United States, United Kingdom, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Ghana, Openaccess, Serum Institute, Moderna, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19



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