People

May 24th, 2017 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. BBC News reports that he replaces...

March 1st, 2017 For many, publishing peer-reviewed research in a reputable scientific journal remains a pipe dream. But, reports the Sunday Tribune, for Kumeren Govender, a 23-year-old final-year medical student at the University of KwaZulu Natal, this is something...

December 7th, 2016 A University of Cape Town PhD student, Habib Noorbhai, has clinched the Mr South Africa title. And as part of his studies, working with his supervisor, Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes, they have pioneered a new coaching cricket bat design The...

November 16th, 2016 The African region’s 'father of evidence-based healthcare' is what the South African Medical Research Council called Professor Jimmy Volmink, dean of the faculty of medicine and health sciences at Stellenbosch University, when presenting him...

November 9th, 2016 Professor Andreas Diacon was awarded the 2016 Scientific Prize at this year’s International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Conference in Liverpool, UK. Diacon, an associate professor at Stellenbosch University, consulting...

November 9th, 2016 There needs to be a primary HIV prevention revolution, said Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International AIDS Society, who in her keynote address at HIV Glasgow outlined key gaps in the global HIV response in low- and middle-income...

October 5th, 2016 A  South African-trained doctor has emerged as a world authority on a new and revolutionary heart valve surgical procedure, reports the  Sunday Tribune. Doctor Thasee Pillay was approached by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) of the US...

September 28th, 2016 US philanthropist Bill Gates believes that one of the answers to the world fight against poverty, hunger, and diseases is for the wealthy to be immersed in the life of the poor.  During a trip to South Africa, he for the first time used virtual...

September 21st, 2016 Cape Town alone has more TB each year than the US, Canada, UK and Germany put together. Professor Robin Wood, a leading University of Cape Town scientist, is in search of the clues as to why this is so, writes Business Day. As a schoolboy in...

September 14th, 2016 A Durban gynaecologist and obstetrician saved the life of an unborn child by drawing fluid from inside the pericardial cavity that was compressing the heart and lungs – the first time this operation has been done in SA, says a Sunday Tribune...
Page 1 of 41234

Thank you for subscribing to MedicalBrief


MedicalBrief is Africa’s premier medical news and research weekly newsletter. MedicalBrief is published every Thursday and delivered free of charge by email to over 33 000 health professionals.

Please consider completing the form below. The information you supply is optional and will only be used to compile a demographic profile of our subscribers. Your personal details will never be shared with a third party.


Thank you for taking the time to complete the form.