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Royal Philips to establish research and innovation hub in Africa

Nairobi Hub underlines Royal Philips' commitment to invest in Africa and provide Africa-relevant innovations to address key challenges facing the continent

Ascendis Health's acquisition bids approved

A rapidly expanding healthcare group has announced it has invested close to R400 million in two new healthcare acquisitions, Surgical Innovations and Atka Pharma

Imperial Health Sciences' clinic initiative scoops award

Imperial's Unjani clincs are transforming healthcare, empowering women and creating jobs and the initiative has recently been in the spotlight after winning a major award

Ascendis Health acquires Surgical Innovations for R336 million

Following its successful listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange last week, Ascendis Health has announced the acquisition of a specialist medical device company

Health and care group to list on main board of JSE

Ascendis Health Ltd is set to become listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's main board In a bid to grow the business both organically and through acquisition

London firms pull together to bring vital healthcare to Malawi

A major charity event to raise cash to renovate a ship into a much-needed clinic is winning a wealth of support from businesses in the City of London

Ascendis Health acquires skincare and nutrition brands

A leading South African health and care company has announced its latest R120million acquisition of two well known brands has culminated in a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange' s Main Board

Aspen to invest R1.9 billion in new deal with Pfizer

The global supplier of pharmaceuticals and nutritional products have concluded a deal with Pfizer, the world's largest pharmaceutical company, to acquire its infant nutrition products

Branson's new health club to set the benchmark

Following a plea by Nelson Mandela to improve the quality of health clubs in South Africa, Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson heeds the call and saddles up for some cycling fun too

South Africa's pharmaceutical market booms

According to a recent report, it is expected to double within six years

South Africa's health plan aims to cut TB death rate

Three-year plan will treat TB alongside HIV for the first time

Health experts convene to achieve MDG 5

Researchers and policymakers from 27 African countries are coming together to ensure that the wellbeing of girls and women continues to be a regional priority

South Africa in R1.6bn venture for anti-AIDS drug plant

Science Minister Naledi Pandor reveals joint venture with Swiss biochemicals group Lonza for new plant to manufacture anti-retroviral AIDS drugs

Fake anti-malarial drugs could cost 'millions of lives'

Researchers urge for more action to be taken against fraudulent and substandard drugs used to treat malaria patients

'Inside Story' film debuts on World AIDS Day

December 1 marks 23rd World AIDS Day

Doctor 'brain drain' has cost Africa $2 billion

Research shows doctors being trained in sub-Saharan Africa then working abroad leaves hole in economy

$430 million boost for Zimbabwe health system

UNICEF and EU countries raise vital funds for women and children's healthcare

Gates in Nigeria to boost polio campaign

Founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation talks with leaders over rise in polio cases

Gauteng's TB success rate best in South Africa

Eighty percent of TB cases treated successfully in Gauteng province

South Africa's national health plans approved

Project to span 14 years will be introduced to offer "decent health care for all South Africans"

Poorer countries to benefit from BRICS health pledge

Health ministers of BRICS countries promise to work together to bring down cost of lifesaving drugs

Sierra Leone steps up anti-malaria efforts

Health ministry says health workers must increase efforts ahead of peak malaria season

Clinical trials for preventative HIV gel

South African scientists hold multi-trials for women's HIV-preventative gel

African Progress Panel releases progress report to UN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called world leaders to a summit today in New York City to monitor the progress of achieving the Millennium Development Goals set by the UN in 2000.

WNDM expands into SA

With EWA Government Systems and Spiramed (Pty) Ltd., US-based Wound Management Technologies has obtained registration of the wound care collagen product CellerateRX(R) in the region and has also obtained the necessary NAPPI codes, which are a pre-requisite for any billable health product in South Africa.

US offers healthcare in rural KZN

Invited by the Seventh Day Adventist Students Association (SDASA), the volunteers, who include doctors, dentists, eye-care specialists, nurses, psychologists and physiotherapists, are helping out in rural communities across the province for a week.

Nationwide strikes at Netcare Hospitals

The affected hospitals are the N17 Hospital in Gauteng; St Augustine's, Parklands, Umhlanga and Alberlito hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal; Kyler and Greenacres hospitals in the Eastern Cape; Ferncrest Hospital in the North West; and Pelenomi and Kroonstad hospitals in the Free State.

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