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Xilloc Creates Revolutionary Implants for Bone Defects

The Dutch medical company Xilloc, started by 27 year old Dutch entrepreneur Maikel Beerens, has created a groundbreaking patient-specific implant that looks set to change … Read More

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A Spoonful of e’Pap Makes the Medicine Go Down

In Swaziland, some Aids patients have resorted to eating cow dung mixed with water. These patients are not quelling hunger pangs, they are saving their … Read More

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Ablution Blocks as Development Hubs

Earlier this year, the Department of Water Affairs published a report on the quality of sanitation in South Africa. Eleven percent of households have no … Read More

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Lucrative service delivery

South African municipalities are plagued with inefficiencies, but local government can be creative and cost-effective in delivering services. e’Thekwini Metro in Durban is one such … Read More

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Mustadafin Food Drive Performs “Miracles”

On Saturday the 2nd of June, the Mustadafin Foundation, in collaboration with Cape Talk and Pick and Pay, successfully ran its Winter Warmth food drive, … Read More

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Goedgedacht – Where Rural Children come First

Twenty years ago, touched by the extreme poverty afflicting farmworkers and their families in the Kasteelberg region, former social workers Peter and Anne Templeton, together … Read More

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Hospitals get smart about HIV adherence

The recent UNICEF report paints a grim portrait of life for the 19 million children in South Africa. Most live in poverty; almost two million … Read More

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Local Technology Simple Enough for Rural Clinics to Operate Autonomously

The problem of disposing medical waste in South Africa gives government sleepless nights. The average patient produces 400g of it daily and in 2010 reportedly … Read More

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Combating HIV with Mobile Technology

The 12th May was International Nurse’s Day. However hardworking nurses in South Africa are hardly celebrated or appreciated enough. Those who work in the public health … Read More

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Sisters’ fight to save Saartje Baartman Centre

Marelise and Amelia van der Merwe kick-started their ‘100k in 10 Days – R500 at a time’ Challenge to save the Saartje Baartman Centre, some … Read More

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Taking the risk out of giving birth

The problem of maternal deaths stopped long ago being about women’s health and care facilities – it is a power issue, between men and women, … Read More

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Kingsley Holgate revs up malaria fight in rural Africa

Wednesday 25 April marked World Malaria Day. Supernews spoke to Kingsley Holgate also known as the “Greybeard of African Adventure”, about his efforts to prevent … Read More

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Red Cross Children’s Hospital B2 Ward gets funding boost

The B2 General Medical Ward at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town is set to receive a much-needed R200 000 cash … Read More

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South Africa’s stem cell milestone

A group of researchers at South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have become the first in Africa to make a breakthrough in … Read More

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Think Pedestrian – and save lives

A new campaign, driven by the UN and backed by local companies, has been launched with the aim of improving the safety situation on South … Read More

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