Cuba trained doctors to add in a long list of students caught up in placement fiasco

This also comes against the backdrop of concerns about the costs and benefits of the Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro Health Collaboration Programme, as well as growing discontent with the level of training and competency. The 1 292 medical students who graduated in Cuba this week join the long list of other student doctors caught up […]

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Survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 among women and girls living with HIV in South Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact worldwide. Efforts to curb the spread of the virus are challenging societies socially and economically. Already vulnerable communities, such as adolescent girls and women, especially those in key and vulnerable populations are bearing the highest burden of these impacts. CAPRISA, the UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for Research and […]

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Biotechnology company Moderna announces it would provide the African Union with 110 million doses

Biotechnology company Moderna announced it would provide the African Union with up to 110 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccines. Delivery of the first 15 million doses will take place in the coming months, with 35 million in the first quarter of 2022 and up to 60 million in the second quarter. Public health practitioner, […]

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Delani Majola: Empowering women and the tough journey ahead

Around the world, women face a multitude of issues. Delani Majola reflects on three generations of women who are etching their own mark and trying to bring about change. The South African liberation struggle, the building block for our Constitutional democracy, is decorated with examples of women who have radically taken their rightful place in the centre […]

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#ThoughtSpace: Fundraising 101

Working at the policy level mostly, I do miss on-the-ground action and interacting with patients. The short end of the story is that the Operation Smile discovered me during a One Million Youth Leaders (@1m2030) webinar last year. When I had been approached to be an Operation Smile Ambassador for South Africa, I knew immediately […]

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