Articles by Elsabé Brits

Wits researchers announce “breakthrough” in HIV prevention

Injection much more effective than daily pills in preventing infection in women

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10 November 2020

20 shacks ignited in five minutes in experiment

University fire engineering research shows that fire-resistant paint does not work

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12 October 2020

UCT professor’s research offers hope of treatment for sickle cell anaemia

80% of babies born with the disease are in sub-Saharan Africa

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2 September 2020

Covid-19 testing: Are we scaling up?

Government is struggling to meet its testing targets. But there is progress.

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20 April 2020

Covid-19: How South Africa will test for the virus

TB test repurposed for Covid-19 will massively increase capacity

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6 April 2020

Authorities prepare South Africa for coronavirus

No cases detected in the country, but National Institute for Communicable Diseases has put systems in place

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27 January 2020

Study shows targeted interventions can reduce gender violence

Results from a programme run in urban informal settlements in eThekwini look promising

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30 October 2019

Groote Schuur unveils new cancer machine that can treat 40 patients a day

The hospital treats 3,000 new oncology patients a year

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3 October 2019

Hope for HIV vaccine being tested in South Africa

While it’s too soon to be confident, a vaccine originally tested in Thailand has shown promising early results

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20 September 2019

Burn victims unable to get life changing treatment

South Africa’s only tissue bank has been empty the past two months

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26 August 2019

Western Cape health services paint bloody picture of gun violence

“We are doing battleground medicine,” says minister

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8 August 2019

Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

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11 July 2019

South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance

Local man develops resistance to new TB medicine despite good adherence

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10 July 2019

UN report warns of disastrous consequences of antibiotic resistance

This follows an alarming South African study which shows that doctors and nurses are prescribing antibiotics unnecessarily

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30 April 2019

Give HIV home test kits to men who have sex with men, say researchers

But public health expert expresses scepticism

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8 April 2019