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CDC Sings the SLMTA song with NHLS

On Friday, 25 July 2014 at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) Campus in Sandringham, Johannesburg, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) announced preliminary Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) audit results of 14 audited laboratories. ...

A Positive Result

Jabhile Gloria Nkosi, aged 49, lives in Thabo Village, Extension 3 Breyten, Mpumalanga. She is a talented seamstress and a proud, strong woman. She is also HIV positive – and this is her story...

Back to the Basics

Focus on the basics. This was the primary message CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden shared with CDC-South Africa partners on a recent whirlwind visit to the country in June...

We have a winner!

Dr. Adam L. Cohen, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Africa’s Influenza Program Director in the South Africa Regional Global Disease Detection Centre, , on June 6, 2014 was announced as one of the winners of the prestigious 2014 Charles C. Shepard Science Award in the Assessment Category...

U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services Administration Senior delegates visit partner supported sites in South Africa

During a four-country trip to Southern Africa, Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary Jimmy Kolker and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary Wakefield visited sites supported by HRSA through the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). HRSA has supported PEPFAR programs since 2004...

Over 80 000 reached in a 3 day health screening campaign across South Africa

The Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD’s) is a Health Programme ran in all nine provinces in South Africa over three days to bring free, comprehensive and holistic health care service to people in disadvantaged communities in both rural and urban areas across South Africa...

CDC South Africa celebrates World TB Day with NICD/NHLS

A select few CDC South Africa staff celebrated World TB Day on 24 April 2014 by attending the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) “Getting to zero TB: Tackling HIV and TB drug resistance” event at the NICD/NHLS campus in Sandringham, Johannesburg...

Dr. Adam L. Cohen nominated for prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Africa’s Influenza Program Director in the South Africa Regional Global Disease Detection Centre, Dr. Adam L. Cohen, was recently nominated for the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award ...

Dr Ehimario U. IgumborAssociate Professor Before 29 Years

One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Africa’s own team, Dr Ehimario U. Igumbor, an epidemiologist in the Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch, made the cover page of the December 2013 issue The Nigerian Voice ...

Ambassador Gaspard hands over R 3.5 million CDC-funded medical equipmentAmbassador Gaspard hands over R 3.5 million CDC-funded medical equipment

CDC, partnering with the Institute for Youth Development South Africa, handed over medical equipment to the Eastern Cape Department of Health for targeted clinics...

Patience Kweza (2011),Epidemiologist, SAFELTP, NICDCDC South Africa is Proud to Announce the Recent Graduates of the South African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

Eight South Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme residents completed their training and were awarded Master of Public Health Degrees at the April 2013 graduation ceremony held at the University of Pretoria...

Winnie Mandela Male Sexual Health Clinic circumcised their 10,000th patient, John Tsietsi Nkuna, aged 40 on Oct. 26, 2012. The team spirit underscores the innovative outreach of the Clinic.Winnie Mandela Male Sexual Health Clinic Celebrates its 10,000th Circumcision in 2012

Inspiring quotes about innovation and working together plaster the walls at the Winnie Mandela Male Sexual Health Clinic in Tembisa, South Africa, based in a township outside of Johannesburg...

September 2012 SA-FELTP graduates and support staff From left to right: Dr. Khin San Tint (NICD field coordinator), Lungile Mbata, Esther Khosa, Thejane Motladiile, Maanda Mudau, Refilwe Mokgetle (staff field epidemiologist), Vusi Ntlebi, Miriam Malotle, Dr. Seymour Williams (resident advisor), Kate Nkau (program manager), Lazarus Kuonza (medical epidemiologist).FELTP Graduates Are Ready to Serve Public Health in South Africa

“Diseases don’t respect boundaries. Outbreaks can create opportunities to bring public health awareness and parties together to solve problems,” said Seymour Williams, MD, Resident Advisor for the South Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (SA-FELTP)...

The compact PIMA machine takes treatment one step closer to people living with HIV.The 'Lab in a Bag' PIMA Machine Brings Life-saving Treatment One Step Closer to People Living with HIV

Professional Nurse Counselor (PNC), Angie Satira, walks comfortably with a small canvas bag slung over her shoulder...

Pholela community benefits from rapid TB diagnosis with GeneXpertGeneXpert’s Speedy Diagnosis gets Patients onto TB Treatment Quicker

In the rural setting of the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), where extreme weather and mountainous terrain can often make roads impassable, the journey to a TB diagnosis can be long and difficult...

Medical male circumcision is one of the most effective ways of preventing new HIV infections.Circumcised patient praises the McCord Hospital in Durban, South Africa

Cato Manor is a township located 16 miles from Durban’s city center. it is home to an estimated 93,000 people who settled in the area through mass invasions in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

Siyayinqoba: Beat It! Conquers Fear of HIV Testing 

Siyayinqoba Beat It!, a South African magazine show produced by the Community Health Media Trust (CMT) discusses hard-hitting topics about people living with HIV...

Dr. Ameena Goga, of the Medical Research Council, presented the findings during the June 2011 conference in Durban. PMTCT: A Winnable Battle in South Africa

At the 5th South African AIDS Conference in June in Durban, South Africa, South African and CDC researchers presented on new evidence that the country is winning the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic. According to their national survey results, the mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) rate for HIV is 3.5% and virtually eliminating this form of HIV transmission is therefore within reach by 2015 with intensified efforts...

Happy Khomalo, a patient, at CARe’s facility in the church.Providing Treatment for Migrants in South Africa - Community AIDS Response works with the most needy at Johannesburg Central Methodist Church

The Johannesburg Central Methodist Church sits amid thriving businesses and skyscrapers in the city’s bustling downtown. The church is both a place of refuge and a place of controversy...

SANBS training center openingSANBS South African Transfusion Medicine Training Center

In February 2010, South Africa’s blood safety services took a major step forward with the opening of the technologically advanced South African Transfusion Medicine Training Center in Johannesburg. Funded by PEPFAR through CDC South Africa, the training center features lecture rooms, video conferencing, training laboratories for technical and donor training, and a unique distance learning training center...

 
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