Tag Archives: Africa

In a First for the Continent, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Produced in South Africa

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 — The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced for the first time in Africa by a South African firm, Pfizer announced Wednesday. The Biovac Institute in Cape Town will produce the vaccine for distribution across Africa, which is in desperate need of more COVID-19 vaccines as cases surge, the Associated Press… Read More »

As AIDS recedes, HIV stigma evolves in rural South Africa

Widely available antiretroviral therapy (ART) in rural South Africa has led to dramatic decreases in AIDS-related mortality over the last few years. A new qualitative study has revealed that HIV is now seen as a ‘preferred’ chronic illness when compared to cancer, diabetes and hypertension. However, this research also questions whether these shifts have led… Read More »

How many malaria deaths in africa

WHO recommends that all cases of suspected malaria be confirmed using parasite-based diagnostic testing either microscopy or rapid diagnostic test before administering treatment. If coverage of vector control interventions within a specific area is high enough, then a measure of protection will be conferred across the community. Since , WHO has recommended seasonal malaria chemoprevention… Read More »

HIV vaccine trial failure is a “wake up call” for southern Africa, say researchers

Gus Cairns talks to Linda-Gail Bekker and Glenda Gray about the future of HIV vaccine research “We have an answer – the regimen simply didn’t work. It feels really grim, though, today.” This was the immediate and heartfelt reaction of one of the principal investigators of the first large-scale HIV efficacy vaccine trial to be launched for… Read More »

Huge engagement with free ad-funded internet service in South Africa powered by Upstream

Over 25 million users in South Africa now have access to mobile internet basics at no cost London, October 3rd, 2019 – More than 25 million mobile users in South Africa can now access internet essentials for free at any time, even when they have run out of credit. The free internet service was launched… Read More »