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Misinformation on Social Media Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy: Global Study Shows Link

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Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The term refers to the delay in acceptance...
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South Africa’s President Calls for Healthcare for All

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of universal health coverage. That is the message underlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa who was addressing the...
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Claims that Tim Noakes and BizNews are Spreading ‘Dangerous Falsehoods’

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Tim Noakes has a long history of making misleading and false claims, including promoting the debunked theory that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine contributes...

Do You Know What Your Children Are Watching?

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The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has urged parents to be vigilant and closely monitor their children’s online activities, especially games downloaded on various...
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Know Someone Reluctant to be Vaccinated? Here Are 6 Myths They...

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South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme, outlined by the Ministry of Health, had three phases, starting with the most vulnerable population. Phase one included all...

Patient Was Asked for Cellphone Torch During Op in Durban, Claims...

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A woman giving birth at an infamous KwaZulu-Natal hospital was asked for her cell phone to use its torch during the procedure because the...

South Africa Keeping a Close Watch on Coronavirus; More Cases Expected...

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While there has been no case of Coronavirus reported in South Africa, people who develop symptoms of respiratory illness during or after travel to...
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Newly Employed Health Workers to Aid Fight Against COVID-19

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A new cohort of health workers is set to assist South Africa's already constrained health system that is in the throes of a second...
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CORONAVIRUS: Global Health Emergency Declared

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Following the advice of the Emergency Committee today (30 January 2020), the WHO Director-General has declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a Public...

Ground Breaking South African Surgery Helps a Man Regain His Hearing

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The 13th of March 2019 may have been an ordinary day for most but not for a 35-year-old male patient, who had previously lost...
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