Tag: South Africa

South Africa ups the fight against TB

Tuberculosis, a disease that kills tens of thousands of South Africans a year, is being beaten using expensive gadgets, home visits by health officials and specially designed hospital wards.

The 5th annual SAIHCM conference

The 5th Annual Conference of the SAIHCM is scheduled to be held in Durban from 6-7 June 2011, at the Durban ICC.

Healthy People – Health Environments

The environment plays a major role in disease prevention. Climate is a key determinant of health as it constrains the range of infectious diseases, while weather affects the timing and intensity of outbreaks. Impacts of climate change on health include both direct and indirect effects. Examples are presented in this article.

Tobacco control in Sub-Saharan Africa: Moving from Knowledge Discovery (research) to Policy Delivery (practice)

Although smoking rates in the African region are considered to be relatively low compared
to the more developed countries, these already translate into significant economic and health burden. Several studies have provided evidence for effectiveness of public policy interventions in reducing tobacco use. However, many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have not implemented these key provisions. The question is – what is it that prevents us from moving from scientific evidence i.e. knowledge discovery to policy delivery?


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