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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....

June 2nd, 2015 South African gastroenterologist Shrish Budree has left for US and the Massachusetts General Hospital, to do cutting-edge research on human intestinal bacteria and how they can cause disease. Budree won a R2.1m award from the Discovery Foundation to...

April 14th, 2015 Professors Robin Wood and Linda–Gail Bekker of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have won the 2014 Alan Pifer Award for excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV–related diseases and infections in Southern Africa. Their...

April 7th, 2015 Hayley Okines, a British campaigner who raised awareness of the rare genetic condition progeria, which causes those affected to age about eight times faster than average, has died at age 17, making her over 100 years old. Weeks before she died...

March 24th, 2015 Of the 194 Wits medical graduates of 2000, 89 out of the 111 contacted still practise in the SA, defying the widely held belief that doctors are leaving the country in droves, writes the Sunday Times....

March 17th, 2015 Patrick Soon-Shiong, the son of Chinese immigrants to South Africa, is the world's richest doctor and the wealthiest resident of Los Angeles with a net worth of almost R150bn. Soon-Shiong grew up 'coloured' in Port Elizabeth finished high school...
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