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South Africa makes history with HIV vaccine trial

South Africa is taking part in an experimental vaccine programme to curb HIV. Just over 5 000 volunteers, from 15 cities across five provinces,...
South Africa to manufacture pneumonia vaccine

South Africa to manufacture pneumonia vaccine

A vital vaccine to prevent infection by bacteria that causes pneumonia will be made in South Africa following a partnership launched by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor between the government, Pfizer and the Biovac Institute. Prevenar 13 prevents pneumococcal infection.
South Africa stays polio-free

New vaccines are saving South Africa’s children’s lives

The recent introduction of new childhood vaccines in South Africa has cut the number of children under five suffering from life-threatening pneumonia by 70%, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament on Tuesday.
Ebola vaccine trials show positive results

Ebola vaccine trials show positive results

Scientists are upbeat after vaccine trials at Oxford University's Jenner Institute and in the United States have produced positive results. The vaccine is "well tolerated" and generates an immune response. Now larger trials are needed in West Africa.
University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research

University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research

A world leader in plant-based vaccine research, the University of Cape Town’s Biopharming Research Unit will team up with Canadian pharmaceutical concern Medicago to produce a plant- based HPV vaccine.

School theatre for vaccine trial

A play by drama students at Worcester Senior Secondary School, Karina se Keuse, is helping to improve understanding of the importance of clinical trials for new tuberculosis vaccines, and is debunking myths around participation in the crucial tests

One step closer to HIV vaccine

The South African medical and scientific community is abuzz with the news that local researchers have documented one method of the production in the body of broadly neutralising antibodies against HIV – a discovery that could lead to the future development of a vaccine.
SA team leads study on anti-HIV gel

Gates grant for TB researcher

Vodacom backs TB vaccine research

The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, one of the leading TB vaccine research organisations in the world, is to expand its capacity to store blood samples from people who take part in its research, thanks to a donation from Vodacom.

TB vaccine in SA clinical trial

South Africa is the setting for a phase II clinical trial of an advanced new tuberculosis vaccine, to be conducted by the non-profit Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation and the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative.

Vaccine hope from HIV immunity

A study of Kenyan sex workers who appear to be immune to HIV could provide important clues to the development of an effective Aids vaccine.

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