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May 4th, 2016 Professor Helen Rees has been awarded the Order of the Baobab (Silver) at the 2016 National Orders Awards ceremony in Pretoria. Executive director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute‚ Rees is an internationally renowned expert in...

April 27th, 2016 A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test invented by University of Cambridge blood scientist and researcher Dr Helen Lee, 75,  is tilting the scales in the battle against the global HIV epidemic. It delivers instant results based on a simple blood...

March 30th, 2016 Just 25 years ago there was no bone marrow registry in South Africa. Now the doctor who helped make it all possible, Professor Ernette du Toit, is about to retire at age 80, reports Daily Maverick....

March 23rd, 2016 A new procedure to correct severe cases of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can now be done in South Africa, with gynaecologist Dr Paul Blaauwhof having successfully performed the country’s first laparoscopic pectopexy operation in Johannesburg...

March 21st, 2016 Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has received the USAID-TB International Award for championing the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Motsoaledi received the award during the USAID Award ceremony in Washington DC. He was also honoured for...

March 16th, 2016 Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is to be awarded a L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award, which annually celebrates exceptional women scientists. She will receive the award for her work in controlling the...

March 15th, 2016 South African medics air-evaced a baby from war-torn Yemen to Johannesburg for emergency heart surgery. Baby Yazan Yousif Qade would have died without the intervention of SA's Netcare 911 and Medair, after other international medical evacuation...

March 9th, 2016 A South African-born former physiotherapist has co-invented a device that could change the fate of children with cerebral palsy.  The Times reports that Professor Thubi Kolobe, previously from Limpopo and now a professor of rehabilitation sciences...

December 9th, 2015 Distinguished professor in paediatrics and child health at Stellenbosch University, Robert Gie, has been honoured with the 2015 Princess Chichibu Global TB Memorial Award in recognition of his international work in childhood tuberculosis....

October 27th, 2015 Dr Dave Epstein is one of a handful of gastroenterologists in South Africa who perform faecal transplants, writes the Sunday Times. The treatment has an 85% success rate compared with 20% for standard antibiotics in treating the severe diarrhoeal...

October 13th, 2015 Based on how much of our public space Tim Noakes and the Banting diet occupy, you might think that one of the most important nutrition problems facing South Africa is the carbohydrate vs fat intake in our diets, writes GroundUp. It...

September 2nd, 2015 Ground-breaking research, excellence and innovation were rewarded when two University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) professors recently received awards for their work, reports News24. The 2015 National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards saw UKZN's...

June 16th, 2015 University of Witwatersrand Professor Lesley Scott, inventor of the Smartspot TBCheck, and the SmartSpot team, was recently awarded the Special Prize for Social Impact at the 2015 Innovation Prize for Africa ceremony in Morocco....
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