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Advances in UV technology for disinfection

Ideco Biometrics is setting new standards for disinfecting biometric sensors by using ultraviolet technologies to destroy most known viruses and bacteria.

Parents urged to vaccinate children before 2021 school year 

As the race to find a vaccine against the Coronavirus speeds up, the pandemic has shown the importance of vaccines in keeping us safe. Yet South Africa’s child vaccination rate has dropped: worryingly, in SA, statistics from the Department of Health (DOH) show that immunisation coverage in April dropped to 61% in 2020, down from 82% in 2019. The rate for measles decreased further to 55%. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends the immunisation coverage for countries to be 95%. Does this put our children’s health at risk, especially as more children go back to the classroom? Dr Iqbal Karbanee, CEO of Paed-IQBabyLine, discusses this issue.

Health checks and treatment should be addressed even during COVID-19

Around the world, many people are choosing to delay treatment for serious and chronic ailments because they are worried about being exposed to COVID-19 in healthcare settings.
Hospitals and general practitioners in some parts of Australia estimated a 50% drop in attendance during the first few months after the pandemic emerged. Although there are no concrete figures, anecdotal evidence collected by members of the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) suggests that this worrying trend is also playing out in South Africa’s private clinical settings.

Health check on COVID-19 Healthcare Regulations in South Africa

Numerous legal and regulatory measures have been introduced to address the impact of COVID-19. Although the measures affect all industries, many of them are applicable specifically to the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Lawyers from Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg outline some of the key measures introduced in South Africa since the pandemic began.

SA’s leading provider of CVS medicine launches two new valsartan products

Pharma Dynamics, the country’s leading supplier of cardiovascular medicine, has introduced Regoval (valsartan) and Regoval Co (valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide).

Medpharm Publications was founded in 1988 and has established itself as the largest medical and pharmaceutical journal publisher in South Africa.
With a publications list of more than ten titles comprising of over fifty journal editions, Medpharm Publications reach more than 40 000 healthcare workers countrywide with printed editions, and has established a global audience with the online editions.
The majority of Medpharm Publications’ journals are associated with professional or scholarly societies and acts as the official South African mouthpiece in the associated discipline. All journals are web-based, most of which are fully peer-reviewed, with five titles accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to earn research subsidies for academic departments.
As a publisher, passionate about journal publishing, we believe that South African researchers and clinicians can and will make a significant contribution to world medical literature.

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