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Teen campaigns organ donation through social media

People from all over South Africa celebrated the life of a 20-year-old activist who died on Monday from health complications. This young woman stole many hearts when she initiated a social media campaign to inspire more people to become organ donors.

Heroes needed to change stigma around Aids

adult education 572269 640HIV still carries a huge stigma, despite the many years it has been around and the masses of education undertaken by the public and private sectors. For the second year, Change the Stigma is seeking Positive Heroes to work to change the way people perceive those who are HIV-positive.

The battle against Big Pharma for cheap drugs

Drug makers are fighting attempts to change the patent laws in South Africa that would allow cheaper generics on to the market – life-saving medication to treat life-threatening diseases. There is precedent for the country, however, in a ruling by the Indian Supreme Court over the patent for cancer drug Gleevec.

Task team gets to work on cancer

The health minister has turned his attention to non-communicable diseases, and has set up an advisory committee to investigate the prevention and control of cancer.
• Embrace tattoos to fight cancer

Drug delivery gets sophisticated

Wits University researchers are developing advanced drug delivery technologies that will change the way people take medication, improve the efficacy of drugs and reduce the cost of medicine.
SA triage system to go global

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