health

WHO concerned by 6 percent rise in COVID-19 infections in SA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern following a six percent increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the past seven days, despite a two percent decrease in the number of infections on the African continent. South Africa is one of 16 countries that have shown an increase. South African[…]

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China increases measures against coronavirus

China is ramping up containment measures as the spread of a new coronavirus that has killed 56 people and infected at least 1,975 more in the country accelerates. More than 56 million people in almost 20 cities are affected by travel restrictions, which have been introduced amid fears the transmission[…]

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Concern around e-cigs more valid than what you think

International concern around the use of the e-cigarette, or ‘vape’, has now extended into South Africa with many parents and concerned health professionals warning that despite the marketing of these traditional cigarette alternatives, they are not as healthy or harmless as many might think. According to an article published by[…]

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New SA law may ban smoking indoors

South Africa is being brought back to the forefront of international tobacco control best practice with the latest publishing of The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, up for public comment until August 9, which proposes substantial changes, including a ban on smoking in any enclosed public space.[…]

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Just in: Cyril Ramaphosa signs off on Presidential Health Compact

The signing of the Presidential Health Compact was officiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Tshwane today. In the president’s speech, he highlighted that the Health Compact being signed today is a pinnacle point of a process brought by effective consultation and collaboration between various stakeholders and aimed at strengthening the healthcare system[…]

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