Press Releases

  • 10 Reasons to stay at home this summer

    Posted by: admin | December 5, 2018

    There’s nothing quite like the summer holidays. It’s an opportunity to put your feet up after a long year and a chance to explore exciting places with family and friends. However, apart from the expensive, summer holidays can expose the unsuspecting to a variety of health hazards. Jackie Maimin, CEO of the ICPA discusses 10 […]

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  • Know your status with HIV self-screening

    Posted by: admin | November 28, 2018

    As 7,2 million people in South Africa live with the knowledge that they are HIV positive and the government’s anti-retroviral programme is improving the life expectancy of many, ‘Know your status’ has been chosen as the rallying cry of World AIDS Day 2018. The introduction of HIV self-screening kits into the market, has made it […]

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  • Weird symptoms that could indicate diabetes

    Posted by: admin | November 15, 2018

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  As part of a campaign to drive Diabetes awareness, the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) warns that not everyone with diabetes displays the obvious symptoms, and that people should also look out for other unusual signs that may signify high blood sugar levels: Skin patches – Dark, velvety patches in […]

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  • Seven signs of diabetes in babies and toddlers

    Posted by: admin | November 8, 2018

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month and whilst many adults are aware of the risks of developing type 2 diabetes if they make unhealthy lifestyle choices, what about babies and young children that develop unavoidable type 1 diabetes? Important to note is that type 1 diabetes – a serious autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops […]

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  • Know your diabetes risk

    Posted by: admin | October 31, 2018

    Nearly four million South Africans suffer from diabetes, with many people living unaware that they have this chronic illness, November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and community pharmacies are urging South Africans to get screened and tested for diabetes. Jackie Maimin, the CEO of the ICPA says that diabetes can be effectively managed when caught early. […]

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  • Washing hands saves lives

    Posted by: admin | October 10, 2018

    5 important things to know about washing your hands Our hands are primary agents for spreading germs, yet few people wash their hands before preparing food, and less than 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men wash their hands after going to the toilet – two of the most important ways to make […]

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  • Pharmacy Month 2018

    Posted by: admin | September 18, 2018

    Do you use and store your medicines properly? 5 essential tips for using medicine safely September is Pharmacy Month, and the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is using this time to remind consumers to use medicines wisely. Abuse and misuse of over-the-counter and prescription medication results in serious health issues, addiction, drug-resistant illnesses and deaths. […]

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  • 10 Reasons to stay at home this summer

    There’s nothing quite like the summer holidays. It’s an opportunity to put your feet up after a long year and a chance to explore exciting places with family and friends. However, apart from the expensive, summer holidays can expose the unsuspecting to a variety of health hazards. Jackie Maimin, CEO of the ICPA discusses 10 […]

    Read More
  • Know your status with HIV self-screening

    As 7,2 million people in South Africa live with the knowledge that they are HIV positive and the government’s anti-retroviral programme is improving the life expectancy of many, ‘Know your status’ has been chosen as the rallying cry of World AIDS Day 2018. The introduction of HIV self-screening kits into the market, has made it […]

    Read More
  • Weird symptoms that could indicate diabetes

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  As part of a campaign to drive Diabetes awareness, the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) warns that not everyone with diabetes displays the obvious symptoms, and that people should also look out for other unusual signs that may signify high blood sugar levels: Skin patches – Dark, velvety patches in […]

    Read More
  • Seven signs of diabetes in babies and toddlers

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month and whilst many adults are aware of the risks of developing type 2 diabetes if they make unhealthy lifestyle choices, what about babies and young children that develop unavoidable type 1 diabetes? Important to note is that type 1 diabetes – a serious autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops […]

    Read More
  • Know your diabetes risk

    Nearly four million South Africans suffer from diabetes, with many people living unaware that they have this chronic illness, November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and community pharmacies are urging South Africans to get screened and tested for diabetes. Jackie Maimin, the CEO of the ICPA says that diabetes can be effectively managed when caught early. […]

    Read More