S/African doctors perform first 3D-printed jaw implant

S/African doctors perform first 3D-printed jaw implant

South African doctors have successfully implanted 3D-printed jaws on two men, the first time such a procedure has been performed in the country.A team of five specialist doctors ...

HIV infections drop among South African children

HIV infections drop among South African children

The rate of new HIV infections among South African children aged below five years has fallen over the past decade to 7,600 from 76,000, a drop of more than 90 percent, according to ...

Zambian government acts on drug shortage

Zambian government acts on drug shortage

The Zambian government on Monday directed all public health institutions to streamline their drug ordering processes from the state owned Medical Stores Limited (MSL) to ensure that ...

Doctors bemoan poor infant healthcare services in Zambian capital

Doctors bemoan poor infant healthcare services in Zambian capital

The Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) has expressed concern over the limited capacity of public health centres in the capital Lusaka to provide adequate neo-natal health services for ...

Zimbabwean surgeons successfully separate Siamese twins

Zimbabwean surgeons successfully separate Siamese twins

Surgeons at one of Zimbabwe's largest public hospitals have successfully separated a pair of conjoined twins in a major breakthrough for the country's medical sector, APA learnt ...

Lack of capacity stalls Zambia’s organ transplants programme

Lack of capacity stalls Zambia’s organ transplants programme

Plans by the Zambian government to begin organ transplant surgeries locally have hit a snag as public hospitals do not have adequately trained health personnel, Health Minister ...

Malawi AIDS support group concerned about ARV shortage

Malawi AIDS support group concerned about ARV shortage

The Malawi Network for People living with HIV (MANET+) on Wednesday expressed concern over the shortage of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs at health centres in parts of the ...

S/African doctors perform first 3D-printed jaw implant

South African doctors have successfully implanted 3D-printed jaws on two men, the first time such a procedure has been performed in the country.A team of five specialist doctors performed the procedure at a hospital in the diamond mining town of Kimberley, 480km south of Johannesburg. The new jaws made from titanium were printed by the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein. During the printing ...

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HIV infections drop among South African children

The rate of new HIV infections among South African children aged below five years has fallen over the past decade to 7,600 from 76,000, a drop of more than 90 percent, according to a new study published Tuesday.The study by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation also showed that the number of children dying because of AIDS also decreased 10 times between 2003 and 2013. The ...

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Zambian government acts on drug shortage

The Zambian government on Monday directed all public health institutions to streamline their drug ordering processes from the state owned Medical Stores Limited (MSL) to ensure that they have essential drugs in stock at all times.Deputy Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said it was unacceptable that a number of public hospitals across the country were facing critical shortages of drugs when medicines were in ...

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Doctors bemoan poor infant healthcare services in Zambian capital

The Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) has expressed concern over the limited capacity of public health centres in the capital Lusaka to provide adequate neo-natal health services for new-born babies and their mothers.ZMA president Swebby Macha said on Thursday that it was alarming that out of 28 public clinics in Lusaka only 10 were equipped to provide neo-natal health services. He said this meant that the ...

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Zimbabwean surgeons successfully separate Siamese twins

Surgeons at one of Zimbabwe's largest public hospitals have successfully separated a pair of conjoined twins in a major breakthrough for the country's medical sector, APA learnt here Tuesday.The 50-member medical team at Harare Central Hospital, which was led by Bothwell Mbuvayesango, successfully separated two-month-old twin boys Kupakwashe and Tapiwanashe Mangoro who were joined at the stomach and shared ...

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Lack of capacity stalls Zambia’s organ transplants programme

Plans by the Zambian government to begin organ transplant surgeries locally have hit a snag as public hospitals do not have adequately trained health personnel, Health Minister Joseph Kasonde revealed Saturday.Kasonde said the ministry had scheduled the plans to next year to allow it time to upgrade the skills of doctors and support staff. Eye, kidney and heart transplants are scheduled to commence in 2015. ...

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Malawi AIDS support group concerned about ARV shortage

The Malawi Network for People living with HIV (MANET+) on Wednesday expressed concern over the shortage of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs at health centres in parts of the country.MANET+ coordinator Safari Mbewe said the situation was putting lives of people living with HIV at great risk of drug resistance, increased illness and ultimate mortality. "We condemn the shortages in its strongest terms and demand ...

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S/African teens feared hooked to prescription drugs

Abuse of prescription drugs by high school students in South Africa is feared to be on the rise after a ring selling prescription drug Ritalin was recently bust in Johannesburg.The students allegedly selling Ritalin to classmates who snorted it to get high. The drug is usually abused by teens for its stimulant effects. The growing abuse came to light after a leading security company alerted parents that some ...

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Young S/African scientists in Denmark for science meet

South African students Mamello Thinyane and Takatso Semenya are in Denmark, attending Europe's largest science conference starting in Copenhagen on Saturday. Themed ‘Science Building Bridges', the conference is aimed at raising the public's awareness of science and strengthening the bridges between science and society. The young researchers will be among thousands of scientists and researchers attending ...

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Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwean surgeons will next week perform the country's first major operation to separate conjoined twins, an official said Wednesday.Harare Central Hospital clinical director George Vera said a group of paediatric surgeons would perform the operation at the hospital on June 17. “We are hoping for the best,” Vera told the state-run Herald. If successful, the operation would place Zimbabwe's health sector in ...

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