Wits RHI in the News

01 March 2018

Green design for functional healthcare

Green building is about more than Green Star certification. It is also about engineering functional, efficient buildings that continue to perform long after the certification has been awarded.

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01 March 2018

Prioritising holistic wellness

When Dr Memory Muturiki took up the directorship of UCT’s Student Wellness Service (SWS) in August 2017, she had to hit the ground running. With exams fast approaching, and a waiting list of over 300 students seeking psychotherapy services, there was little to no time to find her feet.

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25 February 2018

Health event held at Denver Men’s hostel

JOBURG – Many people tested to know the status of their health
The City of Joburg Health Department and the Malvern Clinic’s health promoter held a public health event at the Denver Men’s hostel recently.

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31 January 2018

New research consortium to evaluate evidence for single-dose HPV vaccination

The Single-Dose HPV Vaccine Evaluation Consortium, coordinated by PATH and encompassing nine leading research institutions, has begun work to collate and synthesize existing evidence and evaluate new data on the potential for single-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine delivery.

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03 January 2018

4 things you need to know about having sex when you’re HIV positive

HIV certainly complicates sex, but if you take the right precautions, there’s no reason why HIV-positive women can’t enjoy a healthy sex life without passing on the virus.

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01 November 2017

SA Health Products Regulatory Authority Board appointed

The Chairperson of the SAHPRA Board is Professor Helen Rees, who was Chairperson of the Medicines Control Council. What we are aiming for with the newly constituted SAHPRA is an efficient, relevant and transparent regulatory authority that ensures that South Africans have access to safe, effective, good quality medicines and medical devices, and the information that allows them to use these products with confidence, said Professor Helen Rees.

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26 October 2017

Immunisation and saving lives

Regarded as one of the greatest influencers on public health in the 20th century, vaccinations have brought 14 life-threatening diseases under control, including the eradication of smallpox and near eradication of polio.

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05 October 2017

Save the implant! Contraception experts call for urgent action

The lacklustre launch of a revolutionary contraceptive implant could have scuppered hopes of a dramatic reduction in unplanned pregnancies. Reproductive health experts say inadequate training has left family planning clinic staff ambivalent and even negative about the device‚ which is implanted under the skin of the upper arm and lasts for up to three years.

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29 September 2017

Landmark UNAIDS pricing deal to accelerate HIV treatment

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, says a landmark pricing deal announced by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment.

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28 September 2017

World’s largest HIV self-testing initiative moves to South Africa

Over two million HIV self-test kits are set to be distributed across the country, this as the world's largest self-testing programme, HIV Self Testing Africa (STAR) initiative reaches SA shores.

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