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Monday, 18 February 2019
Vaccine hesitancy: A global health threat according to the WHO

The World Health Organisation has ranked vaccine hesitancy – growing resistance to widely available lifesaving vaccines – as one of the top 10 health threats in the world for 2019.

Publication Date:
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 - 12:45
IV Artesunate for treatment of severe malaria in children and adults

A Department of Health memo was sent out in December regarding IV artesunate – first line treatment for severe malaria in both children and adults.

Publication Date:
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 - 12:30
Interim RR-TB clinical guidelines error: children’s dosing incorrect

Please note that there is an error in the children's dosing in the recently released NDOH document called “Interim Clinical Guidance for the implementation of injectable-free regimens for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis in adults, adolescents and children”.

Publication Date:
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 - 11:30
Revolutionising cancer diagnosis using nano-signatures

A new test, developed at the University of Queensland in Australia, may result in a new – quick and easy – diagnostic test for cancer.

Image: University of Queensland.

Publication Date:
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 - 11:30