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South Africa slams Big Pharma in generic drugs row

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 20:10

South Africa on Friday slammed global drug firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favor cheaper generic drugs, accusing pharmaceutical companies of a "satanic" plot to commit "genocide".

South Africa risks spreading totally drug-resistant TB: Study

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 16:48

Patients with contagious and highly drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) are being routinely discharged from hospitals across South Africa, exposing others in their communities to potentially deadly infections, researchers said on Friday.

HIV antiretroviral therapy saved 2.8 mln years of life in South Africa since 2004

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 21:38

A new study has revealed that the antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the treatment of HIV infection has saved 2.8 million years of life in South Africa since 2004 and is projected to save an additional 15.1 million years of life by 2030.

Concerns about complacency amid S Africa`s HIV treatment success

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 15:48

South Africa has been hailed as a model for HIV treatment, but some now fear its very success may be breeding complacency and making people less careful about infection.

Azad to attend BRICS health ministers` meet

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:45

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will attend the third BRICS health ministers meet Nov 6-7 in South Africa, focussing on strengthening health surveillance systems.

Venus gets patent in South Africa for antibiotic product

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 14:19

Venus Remedies today said it has received patent approval in South Africa for an antibiotic combination to be used for treating bacterial infections.

UN sees `massive` fall in South Africa AIDS cases

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 13:19

South Africa should see a massive reduction by the end of the decade after a sea-change in government policy.

AIDS fund cuts will hit Southern Africa hard

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 10:50

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS called off its next funding round after failing to secure the minimum $13 bn needed to fund its programs.

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