Hillbrow, Johannesburg: Imagine getting accurate, reliable information on everything from breastfeeding to eating well in pregnancy and when to visit the clinic, directly on your cell phone? This is the power of health that the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) is putting in the hands of expectant and new mothers with the launch of MAMA in South Africa.
USAID has recognised the expertise of two South African-led consortia to address the global challenge of treating those infected by HIV/AIDS. These consortia are led by Right to Care and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI). They will apply the innovations and lessons learned in South Africa to strengthen programmes in countries across Africa.
The Board of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust is pleased to announce the recipient of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2014: Professor Helen Rees of the University of the Witwatersrand.
Professor Helen Rees, Executive Director of WRHI, joined hundreds of scientists, doctors and other experts from around the world to launch the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication, declaring that an end to the paralysing disease is achievable and endorsing a comprehensive new strategy to secure a lasting polio-free world by 2018. The declaration’s launch coincides with the 58th anniversary of the announcement of Jonas Salk’s revolutionary vaccine.