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Rwanda has built a healthcare delivery system on primary healthcare with individuals and communities at the centre.
People with deeply-pigmented skin can also get skin cancer. But there is no evidence to suggest that this occurs because of sunburn or exposure to the sun.
Intent to vaccinate cannot be used to predict uptake.
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Curbing vaccine hesitancy is as much a matter of acknowledging its social, historical, and cultural roots as it is of addressing its clinical dimensions.
Vendors lack proper infrastructure to ensure protection against environmental health hazards.
Vendors are continuously exposed to outdoor air pollution from traffic or automotive emissions and cooking fuels such as gas and open fires.
It’s estimated that tobacco use kills half of it’s consumers.
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South Africa was once a leader in tobacco use control but has since fallen behind, and smoking prevalence has steadily increased.
The cause of the deaths of 21 young people in a South African pub is still unclear.
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Adolescent alcohol consumption is driven by several factors such as the availability of alcohol and social norms.
Dropping out of school has long term significant consequences for adolescent girls and young women.
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Many young women faced challenges with online learning and studying at home during COVID, but some showed resilience and a determination to achieve their educational goals.
The burden of mental illness in South Africa is high.
The loss of income, economic and food insecurity, fear of infection, and death of family members resulted in feelings of frustration, anxiety and depression.
Africa has a growing promising cadre of smart and skilled health experts.
To attain a new health order, African governments need to bolster investment in research and development, innovation and manufacturing of health tools.
Holidaymakers relax on the South Beach during New Year festivities in Durban after the government lifted COVID-19 restrictions.
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The South African government has chosen a pragmatic approach that balances the potential direct and detrimental indirect effects of Covid.
Vaccine hesitancy poses significant risks for those refusing to be vaccinated. The more people get vaccinated, the better the chances of living with the virus.
Through their vaccination choices, parents are often communicating not just what they think, but also who they are.
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Vaccination uptake is influenced by many factors and carries a variety of meanings – social, political, economic, ideological, moral as well as biological.
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Los varones sudafricanos son más reacios a realizarse la prueba del VIH y, cuando saben que son positivos, existen también menos probabilidades de que accedan al tratamiento. ¿Podría ocurrir algo parecido entre los contagiados por el coronavirus?
South Africa recorded an increased number of teenage pregnancies during COVID-19.
An increase in the adolescent pregnancy rate strongly suggests challenges with accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare services for this vulnerable age group.
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Understanding why men may be less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine is crucial for designing effective vaccination campaigns.
Children play on a trampoline in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
Parents and caregivers are central to promoting child safety. Improving their ability to prevent injury to children is key.
Young people living in urban informal settlement are exposed to high levels of violence and poverty.
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Young people living in the challenging contexts of urban informal settlements may be more at risk of experiencing generalised anxiety disorder.
Many South Africans live in poor conditions with no access to running water.
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Harsh socio-environmental factors, especially when they happen in the early years of a child’s life, can establish a developmental “biology of misfortune”.
Vaccine hesitancy is a growing public health problem.
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Vaccine hesitancy has resulted in multiple vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Research on vaccine hesitancy in South Africa is limited. But growing evidence suggests that it’s becoming a problem.
Un porcentaje importante de personas puede rechazar o retrasar la aplicación de la vacuna COVID-19.
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Hemos estudiado cómo la información que circula por internet puede afectar a la percepción y aceptación de las vacunas.