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New employer for Eastern Cape health department

New employer for Eastern Cape health department

Dr Sibongile ZunguImage: SUPPLIEDIt’s official, Dr Sibongile Zungu, seconded to the province in July by health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to assist in the fight against Covid-19, has been unveiled as the new administration boss of the provincial health department, albeit on a short-term basis. Zungu, who currently heads the provincial Covid-19 project management unit,…

DA calls for immediate suspension of Gauteng health head

DA calls for immediate suspension of Gauteng health head

The DA in Gauteng has called on premier David Makhura to immediately suspend the province’s health head, Prof Mkululi Lukhele.This comes after a report in City Press at the weekend that Lukhele was allegedly implicated by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in the irregular award of personal protective equipment (PPE) contracts.The newspaper reported that damning…

Ministers of Health of the Americas will satisfy essentially in PAHO’s Directing Council to address health concerns

Ministers of Health of the Americas will satisfy essentially in PAHO’s Directing Council to address health concerns

Health authorities will discuss the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges on Sept.28-29. Colombia’s President Ivan Duque and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley are among the officials scheduled to open the virtual event.    Washington, D.C., 25 September 2020 (PAHO/WHO) –  Ministers of Health and other senior authorities from countries and territories will meet…

Dutch coronavirus cases reach brand-new daily high at 2,544: health authorities

Dutch coronavirus cases reach brand-new daily high at 2,544: health authorities

FILE PHOTO: A group of people wear mandatory masks at the Red Light District, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amsterdam, Netherlands August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eva PlevierAMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands hit a daily record at 2,544 on Thursday, data released by health authorities showed.Coronavirus infections in the…

Report aims to offer ‘guiding light’ in getting rid of racial variations in cancer health

Report aims to offer ‘guiding light’ in getting rid of racial variations in cancer health

Adrianna Rodriguez   | USA TODAY The American Association for Cancer Research published its first progress report on cancer disparities, outlining the complex reasons why they exist and a plan for how the country can overcome them.The report comes at a crucial time during the coronavirus pandemic, when federal officials and institutions are thinking more critically about racial disparities…

Health-tech startup BestDoc raises $2.1 mn from Aceel, other investors

Health-tech startup BestDoc raises $2.1 mn from Aceel, other investors

BestDoc, supported by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), is an Intelligent Patient Relationship Management (PRM) system for hospitals and other healthcare providers in India Topicshealth tech | Startups | Healthcare sector T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai  Last Updated at September 22, 2020 17:21 IST BestDoc, a health-tech SaaS (Software as a Service) startup, has raised $2.1 million from US-based Accel…