Does your sanitiser guarantee your protection against SARS-CoV2?

Does your sanitiser guarantee your protection against SARS-CoV2?

In what can only be called a ground breaking result, not only for Biodx but also South Africa in the ongoing fight against Coronavirus, Biodx has received the official confirmation from TNO (The Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research) that our active ingredient b bioactive™, has a 99.987% reduction against the SARS-CoV2 virus for surface disinfection and hand sanitisers.

Supply chain management is the vital ingredient needed for covid-19 vaccine success in South Africa

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine strategy is well underway, with 20 million doses to be delivered in the first half of the year, this is just the first step, and effective supply chain management will be the key ingredient for a successful vaccine roll-out, according to SAPICS, Southern Africa’s Professional Body for Supply Chain Management.

Mental illness disability in the workplace – the stigma is real

Work is good for your mental health but many employees with mental health-related disability face an uphill battle against discrimination, stigma and ignorance as they strive for equality and full participation in work.
At the same time, employers who fail to offer reasonable accommodation or adapt working conditions or duties for an employee with psychosocial disability can find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Intercare partners with super app for immediate access to primary healthcare

Intercare partners with super app for immediate access to primary healthcare

Tele-medicine is now made possible through smartphone technology to the public through a free super app – just in time for the festive season. This technology enables the private sector to have a stake in digital healthcare in South Africa – a unique opportunity to support this fast-growing need for accessibility to primary healthcare.

Talk therapy and medication – a powerful combination for people wrestling with schizophrenia

Talk therapy and medication – a powerful combination for people wrestling with schizophrenia

One in every 100 South Africans is impacted by schizophrenia. Treating this disorder remains a challenge due to the complexities of schizophrenia symptoms. Depending on the symptoms, and the severity of the person’s diagnosis, healthcare professionals may recommend daily, oral medication or long-term injectables. Schizophrenia treatment options have come a long way thanks to research and development from pharmaceutical companies. Each treatment option works differently, for different people, which is why a support system and complementary therapy is necessary.

Caring during the festive season: tips and holiday help ideas for dementia carers

Caring during the festive season: tips and holiday help ideas for dementia carers

Full time caring for a loved one who has dementia can, if you’re not careful, result in caregiver burnout. Being responsible for someone with dementia day in and day out takes a lot of energy and patience, which takes its toll emotionally and mentally. So what happens when you need a proper holiday or even a day off, that requires short-term care for your loved one?

Why dormakaba’s touch-free automated entrance solutions are sought-after

Why dormakaba’s touch-free automated entrance solutions are sought-after

As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are increasingly turning to technology to stabilise everyday life – with security and access control being top areas of consideration.
This is why dormakaba’s touch-free automated entrance solutions are recognised and sought-after by operators in several commercial sectors, including healthcare, education, retail and hospitality.

Is the supply chain profession ready to save the world?

The distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people around the world is likely to be the supply chain management profession’s greatest endeavour ever. Healthcare supply chains that were stretched and strained during the COVID-19 pandemic with the distribution of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may not be ready. The industry’s most pressing imperative is to upskill healthcare supply chain professionals, to equip them for the coming challenge, according to SAPICS, Southern Africa’s Professional Body for Supply Chain Management.

High-tech hope for Eastern Cape cancer patients

High-tech hope for Eastern Cape cancer patients

There is renewed hope for cancer patients in the Eastern Cape who need treatment for difficult to reach tumours, with the installation of a new state-of-the-art machine at the Icon Oncology radiation therapy unit based in Port Elizabeth.

Saluting our doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

Saluting our doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

As much as becoming a doctor is a calling, no medical practitioner would have foreseen the dilemmas arising from an extreme and unprecedented event on the scale of the coronavirus pandemic. We owe it to our doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers for the bravery and dedication they have shown to care for the citizens of our country and help stop the spread of the virus.

Type 2 inflammation – making the connection between atopic, allergic, and inflammatory diseases

Allergic diseases are increasingly becoming a global epidemic. Systemic type 2 inflammation is emerging as a unifying feature of both classically defined allergic diseases such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis, as well as a diverse range of diseases with less clear aetiologies, including chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, eosinophilic oesophagitis and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease.

Preventative care model gains momentum as training goes online

Healthcare professionals throughout Africa are now able to receive online training in Brief Behavioural Change Counselling (BBCC), which equips them with the necessary skills to proactively help patients modify their lifestyles in order to reduce the risk of chronic disease. The course material is funded by Pharma Dynamics and has been developed by top researchers from Stellenbosch University and the Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa.