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Huge grant for development of eye health mobile app
25 February 2014

An ophthalmology registrar at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr William Mapham, recently won a R1 million research development grant to develop the ‘Vula’ eye health mobile phone application. Read full story

Beyond job security and money: Driving factors of motivation for government doctors in India
25 February 2014

Despite many efforts from the government in India to address the shortage of medical officers (MOs) in rural areas, rural health centres continue to suffer from severe shortage of MOs. Read full story

Climate change and health
25 November 2013

Many of the major killers such as diarrhoeal diseases, malnutrition, malaria and dengue are highly climate-sensitive and are expected to worsen as the climate changes. Read full story

TB epidemic: Are we paying enough attention?
19 November 2013

A person dies of TB every 25 seconds – and the disease is on the rise in South Africa. Read full story