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Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand

Seven months into the largest ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ebola response is failing to bring the epidemic under control in a climate of deepening community mistrust.

HPV vaccine works

Danish researchers have found that girls in the first birth cohort to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine showed a lower degree of dysplasia. Dysplasia may eventually lead to cervical cancer.

Universal health coverage myths

According to the Free Market Foundation’s Michael Settas, a number of myths exist that are informing the national debate about universal health coverage, leading policy makers to make wrong decisions.

SAGS Congress heading to KZN in May

The South African Glaucoma Society (SAGS) will be hosting its annual congress at the Zimbali Coastal Resort from 24 to 26 May this year.

Charter on medical professionalism

“To maintain medicine’s social contract during these turbulent times, a physician must reaffirm their active dedication to the principles of professionalism.” (Annals of Medicine, 2002)

The importance of sleep

As chronic diseases have assumed an increasingly common role in premature death and illness, interest in the role of sleep health in the development and management of chronic diseases has grown.