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Emerging markets: strategic theme of the 2017 Nation Brand Forum

Brand South Africa chief executive officer, Dr Kingsley Makhubela talks to Nastassia Arendse on MoneyWeb about the 2017 Nation Brand Forum where emerging markets...

Ethiopian minister is first African to head the World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been chosen as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). CD Anderson Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...
SA 'taking every precaution' against Ebola

WHO calls for African emergency centre

Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak need to be applied in setting up regional, national and continental facilities to deal with emergencies quickly and efficiently. At the same time, research and development is needed into combating diseases that affect developing countries.

AU seeks solutions to problems in Africa

Migration and the Ebola crisis in Africa are some of the concerns brought up for discussion at this year's African Union Summit. More than 50 heads of states gathered in South Africa to find resolutions to these issues.

New vaccines are saving South Africa’s children’s lives

The recent introduction of new childhood vaccines in South Africa has cut the number of children under five suffering from life-threatening pneumonia by 70%, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament on Tuesday.
SA 'taking every precaution' against Ebola

Second group of South Africans sent to West Africa

Another group of South African health workers, comprising nurses and paramedics, are flying to Sierra Leone, where they will join other agencies in combating the Ebola outbreak and treating people infected with the virus.

Ebola vaccine trials show positive results

Scientists are upbeat after vaccine trials at Oxford University's Jenner Institute and in the United States have produced positive results. The vaccine is "well tolerated" and generates an immune response. Now larger trials are needed in West Africa.

South Africa helps to beat Ebola

A team of South African health care professionals is to leave for Sierra Leone, where a South African mobile laboratory already offers Ebola testing facilities. The team leaves as the World Health Organization says trials of two vaccines are to start on healthy human volunteers soon.

Ebola survivors share life-saving tips via mobile app

"Yes, I survived Ebola," a Guinean woman said in the first message sent through an interactive application that is being used to deliver public health information about Ebola to affected populations, helping to reduce the stigma faced by survivors in West Africa.

South African state visit to China a ‘tremendous and fruitful success’

South African President Jacob Zuma has described his state visit to the People’s Republic of China as a “tremendous and fruitful success” following official talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the two-day visit to Beijing.