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Updated malaria treatment guidelines
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 - 09:45

The updated ‘National Malaria Treatment Guidelines 2017’ (final draft version) can be accessed on the NICD website (

Reducing some antipsychotic doses may actually improve schizophrenia symptoms
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 - 20:45

Ning and colleagues recently published their research in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Their study looked at reducing the dose of olanzapine or risperidone in stable schizophrenic patients and the effect on cognitive function and symptoms.

Are you a healthcare worker in the field of HIV in SA? 
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 14:30

We need your help, please. We are conducting a research study to understand healthcare worker knowledge of parts of the new ART guidelines. The survey data will be collected anonymously.

There is an optional prize draw after completion (details stored separately from survey answers, to protect anonymity). To participate, click here.

Honey for URTI symptom relief
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 08:30

A systematic review and meta-analysis on the use of honey for URTI symptom management was recently published in BMJ Evidence-based Medicine.

Dolutegravir and neural tube defects
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 - 12:15

New data from the Tsepamo study in Botswana has shown that the prevalence of neural tube defects in women on dolutegravir-based regimens appears to have stabilised at 0.2%.

Dexamethasone for severe COVID-19 disease
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 - 14:15

The NDoH is now recommending dexamethasone (or equivalent) for patients with severe COVID-19 disease requiring respiratory support in the form of ventilation or supplemental oxygen.

Good news! We have newly updated HIV Guideline posters for you
Sat, 02 May 2020 - 10:15

We are excited to tell you that we have great new posters (based on the national and Western Cape 2019 guidelines) available for download – free – from our website.

Dear Doctor letter: Avoid concomitant use of fluoroquinolones and ACEI/ARBs
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 11:30

A medicine safety letter highlights the risk of acute kidney injury in patients treated with fluoroquinolones concomitantly with ace-inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 - 08:00

We've made a list of useful and reliable links to information on COVID-19.

Moving toward universal health coverage
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 - 09:15

An article in the February Lancet discussed lessons learnt from eleven countries that are moving toward universal health coverage (UHC). An interesting read, as South Africa negotiates a National Health Insurance system.

FDA announces labelling changes for pregnancy and lactation information
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 - 10:30

Prescription drugs were previously assigned pregnancy categories A, B, C, D and X, which essentially over-simplified the issue. These categories will now be replaced with three detailed sub-sections that describe risks in a real world context.