PHD: creating awareness, encouraging screening

For many, the month of October signals the nearing of the festive season, but for cancer patients the month has become a tribute to the struggles that accompanies the far-reaching disease. According to CANSA, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually and an alarming one in four South Africans[…]

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Delays in visa renewals due to screening

The current delays in the renewal of visas can be attributed to a need for thorough investigation into applicants, according to Department of Home Affairs (DHA) official, Ronney Harhule. Since the introduction of new visa regulations at the start of this month, complaints have flooded in over the slow nature[…]

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EU steps up screening as Ebola fear spreads

Health authorities in many European countries have been preparing for the possible arrival of suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola, following guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation. The British government announced on Thursday it was stepping up its Ebola screening at airports, responding to growing public fears about the[…]

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Ebola nations urged to screen all travellers

West African nations affected by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola have been urged to screen “all people at international airports, seaports and major land crossings” in order to stop its spread. The World Health Organisation said on Monday that authorities should stop anyone with signs of the virus from travelling,[…]

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