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Ahead of the curve: five other countries winning the battle against coronavirus Countries that succeed in tackling their infection rates, such as Australia, have many different challenges but one common enemy – the coronavirus. We look at five others that acted early and tested widely in the fight against the pandemic. https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/ahead-of-the-curve-five-other-nations-winning-the-battle-against-coronavirus-20200424-p54my1.html?
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Judging by my inbox, Covid-19 has miraculously injected undistilled medical and economic expertise into many members of the Biznews community. At least half a dozen times a day, I’m accused of losing the plot. As you might imagine, President Ramaphosa exponentially more so. This is nothing new. We are a passionate nation. And an opinionated...
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To aid people hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, OSF will give over $3.5 million through the Open Society Foundation for South Africa and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa to support essential emergency services and care work, and to bolster an equitable public health response from civil society, the media, the government, and...
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As a result of the increasingly urgent need to speed up Covid-19 testing, together with the number of tests increasing daily which has led to delayed laboratory results, Dis-Chem Pharmacies will be providing drive-through testing stations. These will be situated in the parking areas of a number of centres throughout the country where its stores...
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How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic Social distancing isn’t a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic. Here’s how it worked. BY NINA STROCHLIC AND RILEY D. CHAMPINE A riveting article from National Geographic https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/03/how-cities-flattened-curve-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic-coronavirus/
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Here she’ll spend 30 minutes singing and chatting. Sharing her thoughts about life, love, family, isolation, lockdown and Covid-19. From Zolani. “There is a gift in every moment.  This is a time for calm and a time to go inward. For so many of us decisions have been taken out of our hands in this...
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, an annual health campaign organised by major childhood cancer organisations to increase awareness of paediatric cancer and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Childhood Cancer statistics paint an alarming picture. Studies reveal that childhood and adolescent cancer is threatening to overtake infectious diseases as...
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Joburg family thanks team who resuscitated teenage son on KZN beach Netcare 911 paramedics ‘always ready to save a life’  Wednesday, 24 October 2018, When 16-year-old Stuart Groves suddenly collapsed on an Umhlanga beach during a family holiday, his mother feared the worst. With no previously diagnosed heart condition, the last thing the family could...
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Wheelchair Wednesday makes huge impact The Wheelchair Wednesday campaign, sponsored by SPAR Eastern Cape, continues to make a massive impact within the physically disabled community, with 180 wheelchairs being handed over this year. Run each year in Nelson Mandela Bay by the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD), the project takes place each Wednesday...
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Rare Diseases South Africa Reveals Rare Diamond Awards’ Winners Back Row: (L to R) Tasnim Jadwat (CureSMA), Sue van der Linde (Iris House Children’s Hospice), Dr Helen Malherbe, Melissa Platt, Dr Fiona Kritzinger; and Front Row: Ashleigh Paterson. The Rare Diamond Awards Gala Dinner took place on 15 September 2018 at the Indaba Hotel in...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'