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Proceedings report Changing patterns of Non-Communicable Diseases
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
The theme of this conference was a superb example of the various activities in which the academies had been involved. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constituted one of the most critical set of health challenges that faced ...
The Emerging Threat of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
An estimated 2 billion people, one-third of the global population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) (Keshavjee and Seung, 2008). Spread through the air, this ...
Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
In 2015, South Africa joined other member states of the United Nations (UN) to sign and ratify the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda). The UN consequently established the Technology Facilitation Mechanism ...
Proceedings of a Workshop on the Implementation of Core Competencies for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), one in six South Africans suffers from disorders such as anxiety, depression or substance use; this excludes disorders such as bipolar or schizophrenia. ...
Preparing for the Future of HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Shared Responsibiltiy
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
The sub-Saharan Africa region still remains the region most heavily affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2010, about 68% of all people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa and the region also accounted for 70% of new HIV ...