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Transcript: 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture by Bill Gates

In his address for the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, Bill Gates spoke under the broad theme of "living together". He touched on a...

Global malaria deaths drop 60% over the last 15 years

Global malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of this century, but while it has been tamed, it has not been defeated, according to the WHO director-general. A joint report by Unicef and WHO found malaria deaths had decreased globally by 60% since 2000.

Mobile clinic to help township residents

mobile-clinic---thumbA mobile clinic for Joburg's destitute northern townships is just one legacy of the sixth and latest Cape Town to Cairo roadshow, an annual event by Philips and its partners focusing on health and well-being in Africa.

South Africa takes the G77 hotseat

South Africa has assumed the chairmanship of the Group of 77 plus China just as the global community needs to ramp up efforts to agree on development priorities and goals to take the work of the Millennium Development Goals forward and to transform development beyond 2015.

End of year statement by President Jacob Zuma

Read South African President Jacob Zuma’s statement to mark the end of 2014.

South African policies help to reduce poverty, says World Bank

Tight fiscal policy and well-targeted social support, such as child and disability grants and free basic services, have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty. If South Africa can ride out external factors, the World Bank states, its economy will grow and its social programmes will continue.

South African policies help to reduce poverty, says World Bank

Tight fiscal policy and well-targeted social support, such as child and disability grants and free basic services, have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty. If South Africa can ride out external factors, the World Bank states, its economy will grow and its social programmes will continue.

Rural doctors are a prescription for good health

Rural health care workers in South Africa are a hardy, dedicated lot. They travel great distances and often have to make do with what they have at hand. But it also gives them a close bond with their patients and an insight into treating the whole person. These challenges make them better doctors, says Rural Doctor of the Year Jenny Nash.

Rural doctors are a prescription for good health

Rural health care workers in South Africa are a hardy, dedicated lot. They travel great distances and often have to make do with what they have at hand. But it also gives them a close bond with their patients and an insight into treating the whole person. These challenges make them better doctors, says Rural Doctor of the Year Jenny Nash.

Wind-up heart rate monitor will help save Africa’s babies

A unique clinical innovation developed by South African non-profit PowerFree Education Technology aimed at helping to curb high rates of infant mortality across Africa is being fine tuned and commercialised through a partnership with global technology firm Royal Philips.