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Vahala calls for vigilance as South Africa records its third case of imported cholera

Health Minister Joe Phalla has called for vigilance after a third positive imported cholera case was identified in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Photo by Alet Pretorius/Gallo The Ministry of Health has confirmed a third case of cholera in KwaZulu-Natal. The department said the 24-year-old patient had traveled to Pakistan. He experienced symptoms two days before his arrival … Read more

A year into the Covid-19 nightmare, SA still doesn’t have a pandemic budget

It was revealed during a webinar that South Africa lacks a budget for pandemic preparedness. South Africa does not have a budget for pandemics, it was featured in a pandemic preparedness webinar. The Head of the African Union Commission Secretariat on Covid-19 said this was a matter of concern. South African Medical Research Council President … Read more