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19
FEB

A partnership to advance capacity building for equitable COVID-19 vaccine launched

A new partnership that will seek to advance capacity building for equitable COVID-19 vaccine introduction around the world has been launched. This is thanks to a partnership between the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center's Project ECHO and the Country Readiness and Delivery Workstream, which is a collaboration of global health organizations led by the World Health Organization. To discuss this further, Tracey Boomgaard spoke to Dr Bruce Struminger, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of New Mexico……
19
FEB

National Pregnancy Awareness Week kicks off in South Africa

South Africa is this week observing National Pregnancy Awareness Week to strengthen pregnancy education and stress the important issues that promote a healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood. Paed-IQ Babyline, a telephonic-based, medical advice subscription service for caregivers to babies and children is shining the spotlight on the issue of miscarriage, which is often traumatic for many, but very hardly spoken about. Dr Iqbal Karbanee, who is the CEO of Paed-IQ Babyline discusses this further….
18
FEB

Tuberculosis Theraphy

Advocates and affected communities working towards the global scale-up of a short-course TB preventive therapy have hailed the recent announcement of the launch of what they say is a decently priced, patient-friendly fixed-dose combinations of FDC 3HP in five high burden HIV and TB countries. The news, made possible by a Unitaid-funded project comes at a time as communities grapple with the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. To discuss this further, Tracey Boomgaard spoke to Lynette Mabote, Advocacy advisor with the Treatment Action Group ….
22
JAN

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and wife throw their weight behind the Covid-19 vaccine

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah have thrown their weight behind the covid-19 vaccine. Tutu has pledged that he will get vaccine as soon as one becomes available. In a statement released by the Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, they sympathised with the people whose lives have been destroyed by the virus. Channel Africas Nhlanhla Mahlangu reports.
19
JAN

Loadshedding Campaign Live

Simple, practical solutions could help bring an end to load-shedding and set Eskom on the path to successfully meeting its objective of effectively delivering electricity in South Africa. This is the thrust of the #PowerToThePeople campaign launched by the Institute of Race Relations, IRR, aimed at building public pressure on Minister of Energy Gwede Mantashe to consider a range of measures that have the potential to end load-shedding. More from Hermann Pretorius, IRR Head of Strategic Initiative.
18
DEC
2020

Festive Season Tourism Activities Campaign for Gauteng unveiled

In an effort to ignite the festive spirit in Johannesburg, South Africa for staycationers and explorers alike, Gauteng's MMC of Economic Development, Lawrence Khoza has unveiled the Festive Season Tourism Activities Campaign. The campaign also seeks to highlight township tourism in a bid to re-ignite, revitalise and restart the local tourism sector post the pandemic hard lockdown. More from MMC Lawrence Khoza..
11
DEC
2020

USAID funds the newly launched oral treatment for most lethal forms of drug-resistant Tuberculosis

A new short oral treatment for most lethal forms of drug-resistant Tuberculosis including Extensively Drug-Resistant TB or XDR-TB has been launched in South Africa to assist patients with the condition while also helping to stop transmission. The six-month all-oral regimen is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, through a Clinical Access Program by USAID partner, the Clinical HIV Research Unit, at the country's Wits Health Consortium in Johannesburg. More from USAID Acting Mission Director in South Africa, Rebecca Krzywda..
10
DEC
2020

Peace Pledge

A pledge to end all forms of violence and set in motion a grassroots civil society campaign to promote peace has been launched by a coalition of community activists, artists, victims of war, academics, business leaders and African youth. The launch coincides with the conclusion of the African Union heads of state summit this past weekend to review progress towards "Silencing the Guns by 2020: Creating Conducive conditions for Africa's Development". African heads of state at the 14th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly on Silencing the Guns unanimously agreed to extend the initiative's efforts to end hostilities for another ten years. More from South African musician, Zoe Modiga.
30
NOV
2020

Financial Wealth Coach Samke Mhlongo has launched the book titled- Ringfence

The 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children campaign is underway in South Africa. The United Nations led campaign is held from the 25th of November to the 10th of December every year and seeks to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children. During the 16 Days period, government together with civil society and the private sector host a series of community and sector dialogues and activities to foster a collaborative effort in dealing with gender-based violence and femicide. As part of activities to highlight the scourge of abuse Financial Wealth Coach Samke Mhlongo has launched the book titled- Ringfence. Nhlanhla Mahlangu spoke to Mhlongo
30
NOV
2020

Momentum hosts 2020 Science of Success festival

The financial well-being of each household has a direct impact on the country's economic stability. With household debt far exceeding disposable income, and high unemployment, how prepared is the average household for unforeseen financial setbacks? The Momentum Unisa Household Financial Wellness Index seeks to not only determine the state of the nation's financial wellness, but provide effective insights to help enhance the financial wellness of all South Africans. In an effort to explore the finding of the index, Momentum recently hosted 2020 Science of Success festival in Johannesburg, which brought a fresh perspective to household financial wellness using data and insights of the index in an accessible and unconventional way. More from Charlotte Nsubunga Mukasa Momentums Head of Marketing
25
NOV
2020

Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Amanda Black have remade the popular South African Umqombothi song

South African singers ,the princess of Africa- Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Afro pop songstress Amanda Black , have remade the popular South African Umqombothi song. The hit song was composed by the legendary Sello Chicco Twala and speaks to the pride of brewing African Beer. First performed by Yvonne Chaka-Chaka in 1988, The "Umqombothi" song has proved over the years to be a classic. As Channel Africa’s Nhlanhla Mahlangu reports the latest remake came after the two singers partnered with King Korn.
20
NOV
2020

Katlego Tshuma young South African designer

Young South African designers have once again been given the platform to showcase their skills. The Nandos Hot Young Designer is a talent search competition that opens a door for undiscovered young South African design .Katlego Tshuma was this years winning designer for his submission – Sangu Bench. Sangu is the Xitsonga word for a traditional African grass mat. Tshuma elaborates.

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