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Violent riots affects vaccine rollout, distribution of chronic meds

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While the COVID-19 vaccination programme is continuing across most provinces, the National Health Department said the rollout of the lifesaving vaccine has been impacted...

Insecurity, suspicion will mar vaccine rollout in Africa war zones

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Somali cattle herder Omar Hussein isn’t joining the global scramble for a COVID-19 vaccine - he’s not sure the jab will even reach his...

SA Air Force transports first bulk batch of vaccines to the...

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On Wednesday 17 February the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) sole Pilatus PC-12, from 41 Squadron at Air Force Base Waterkloof, delivered the first...

Drone company Wingcopter gets more firepower in vaccine delivery race

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German start-up Wingcopter has secured fresh funding to strengthen its position in the race to offer COVID-19 vaccine distribution by air, seeking to get...

Hackers steal Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data in Europe, companies say

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US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that documents related to development of their COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed”...

Britain’s spies defending COVID-19 vaccine work

British spies are defending COVID-19 vaccine work against hostile powers seeking to either steal or sabotage research data in the race for the global...

New malaria vaccine trialled in Malawi

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A new malaria vaccine, in development for 30 years, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi earlier this week marking...

Approval given for Ebola vaccine use in DR Congo

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The World Health Organisation has been given the go-ahead by officials in Democratic Republic of Congo to import and use an experimental...

DR Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination

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Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the haemorrhagic...

Cheap, heat-proof rotavirus vaccine a “game changer” for African children

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An inexpensive, heat-proof vaccine could mark a turning point in expanding resistance to the diarrhoea-causing rotavirus infection across sub-Saharan Africa, medical aid...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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