Health workers collect data from a man before taking samples during Kenya’s COVID-19 mass testing exercise.
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The availability of data by sex and gender is important for national responses when it comes to prevention, treatment and control.
The switch to online teaching and learning could be an opportunity to embrace inclusive education and create differentiated online teaching activities.
South Africa's constitution provides for equal access to education and its inclusive education policy exists to make this a reality. But in practice students' diverse needs are not being met.
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The agency will ensure that large water users such as municipalities, public utilities and large companies continue to fund the construction and operation of the large water systems they depend on.
In some African countries, lion trophy hunting is legal.
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Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
Healthcare workers around the country are getting the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
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South Africa is aiming for 67% coverage, which translates to about 40 million people by the end of 2021.
“We saw patients dying for avoidable reasons. They were dying because masks that came loose were not being replaced,” says MSF COVID-19 intervention nursing activities manager, Caroline Masunda.
Where there are not enough health workers to deliver medical care, one solution is to move certain tasks to less specialised health workers, a process called task-shifting.
Most healers understand that blood exposure can result in infectious disease transmission.
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An average healer in the rural South African town where the study was done experiences about 1,500 occupational blood exposures in their lifetime.
A medic administers a COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai. India and South Africa have led efforts to get a waiver on intellectual property rights.
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A waiver may not allow all developing countries to secure medicines and other anti-COVID technologies in a timely way.
This week South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the country’s medium term budget review.
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Medium-term expenditure frameworks can be useful only when they are based on comprehensive medium-term development plans.
Ijebu Garri refers to processed cassava from the Ijebu region of western Nigeria.
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Africa needs to take advantage of a copyright law to protect and explore its unique local products.
The doum palm is an indigenous tree in Kenya which produces edible fruit.
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Africa's key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
A copper mine in Phalaborwa, South Africa. The African continent is home to vast mineral resources.
It seems the production of Earth science knowledge in Africa is simply not progressing, despite the world's interest in (and exploitation of) the continent's mineral wealth.
Clinical trials with human volunteers done in South Africa must get approval from the health products regulator.
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Advocates for medicines that are unregistered in South Africa have accused the regulatory authority of not being proactive in bringing such products to market and approving their use.
When women do science, society benefits in myriad ways.
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Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. The biases and perceptions that keep women and girls out of STEM must be tackled.
Automobile body shells hang from cradles on the assembly line at a car plant in South Africa.
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Policy changes that forced government departments to buy locally produced vehicles would be good for the economy.
Ultra-processed foods and sugary drinks contribute to rising rates of obesity.
A disruption of societal norms created by industry interference is urgently required to create a shift in the food system.
Many countries around the world, like Bangladesh, have started COVID-19 vaccination.
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Negotiating for the fair treatment of study participants and benefit sharing before a study commences does not constitute an unfair inducement. It is an ethical imperative.
High blood pressure in South Africa is expected to increase as the population ages.
Current blood pressure targets are based on information from high-income countries. This might mean that these targets are not ideal for South Africans.
Study shows that the Novavax vaccine is effective against the dominant variant of COVID-19 in South Africa.
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The results indicate that the vaccine efficacy in the UK was 89% for individuals who received at least two doses of vaccine. In South Africa, the vaccine efficacy was 60% in people without HIV.
The workplace can make a big contribution to behaviour change.
Workplace-based interventions could make a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases in the country.