Health revolution in the hands of youth
South African youth must take up the torch in health matters and lead awareness campaigns when it comes to the prevention of tuberculosis (TB) and Aids-related deaths. “We live in hope that our youth in all corners of our land will rise again to advance the health and well-being... Read more
Science is diversifying the uses of traditional medicines
According to the World Health Organisation, a large majority of the African population are making use of traditional medicines for health, socio-cultural, and economic purposes. In Africa, up to 80% of the population uses traditional medicines for primary healthcare. The Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) was identified as a lead programme... Read more
Personal mobile platform helps prevent spread of HIV
While mobile platforms are becoming an increasingly common medical and public health tool, few evaluations of their effectiveness exist. A new joint doctoral thesis from the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Sweden and Stellenbosch University (SU) shows that using mobile platforms for recently circumcised men can reduce the spread of... Read more