Petroleum company Engen has teamed up with multi-partner organisation Trucking Wellness to launch its latest annual campaign to help South Africa's long-distance truck drivers maintain healthy lifestyles.
The Cape Town-based Desmond Tutu TB Centre has won a prestigious global accolade for its work, a welcome nod of approval for those working to help reduce infections of the lung disease among children in South Africa and the rest of the developing world.
• TB diagnosis breakthrough
Already a hero in Southern Africa for its ability to sniff out landmines, the African giant pouched rat is once more turning out to be a lifesaver by accurately detecting the presence of tuberculosis bacteria in human sputum samples.
• SA mine detector gets top recognition
South Africa’s Department of Health has announced plans to establish teams in each of the country’s municipal districts to provide primary healthcare services, maternal and child support, as well as care for those affected by HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.
• Boost for trucking wellness drive
South Africa entered a new era in the fight against HIV/Aids on 1 December, as President Jacob Zuma introduced a radical plan to boost protection of affected individuals and prevent further infections.