Press Releases

  • Global warming leads to malaria increase – stay protected

    Posted by: admin | April 18, 2018

    Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. With mosquito-borne diseases increasing due to global warming, the World Health Organisation is focusing on prevention to reduce the death toll of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually, with over 200 million reported malaria cases every year. In […]

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  • Get vaccinated and keep your family healthy

    Posted by: admin | April 12, 2018

    Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. As World Immunisation Week (24 – 30 April) and African Vaccination Week (23 – 29 April) are celebrated this month, the focus is firmly on dispelling the myths that abound about vaccinations and on promoting […]

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  • Debunking myths about the flu and the flu vaccine

    Posted by: admin | March 20, 2018

    Winter is on its way and with it, come the inevitable and dreaded bouts of flu.  There are many misconceptions surrounding influenza (commonly referred to as “flu”) and the vaccine. Here are a few that have been discredited: Myth: Flu is not that serious. Fact: Flu is actually a severe and possibly life-threatening disease which kills more […]

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  • PMB’s – Crucial medical aid cover you might not know you have

    Posted by: admin | February 12, 2018

    Few medical scheme members realise that they have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected. The Medical Schemes Act No. 131 of 1998 and associated regulations were promulgated with the intention to provide people with continuous care to improve their health and well-being and to make healthcare more […]

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  • Skin cancer awareness

    Posted by: admin | January 8, 2018

    South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide. January is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is urging South Africans to be sun smart – not just during this month, but throughout the year as everyone […]

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  • Holiday medical essentials

    Posted by: admin | December 8, 2017

    The holidays are here, and many people are preparing to go away for the festive season.  Whether you going overseas or just going camping locally, are you medically prepared for your trip? The Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) recommends that all travellers include a basic travel medical kit when packing. This kit should include the […]

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  • Pharmacies support HIV self-testing

    Posted by: admin | December 1, 2017

    World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have passed away. The 2017 theme is “It is my right to know my status. Prevention is my […]

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Press Release

  • Global warming leads to malaria increase – stay protected

    Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. With mosquito-borne diseases increasing due to global warming, the World Health Organisation is focusing on prevention to reduce the death toll of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually, with over 200 million reported malaria cases every year. In […]

    Read More
  • Get vaccinated and keep your family healthy

    Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. As World Immunisation Week (24 – 30 April) and African Vaccination Week (23 – 29 April) are celebrated this month, the focus is firmly on dispelling the myths that abound about vaccinations and on promoting […]

    Read More
  • Debunking myths about the flu and the flu vaccine

    Winter is on its way and with it, come the inevitable and dreaded bouts of flu.  There are many misconceptions surrounding influenza (commonly referred to as “flu”) and the vaccine. Here are a few that have been discredited: Myth: Flu is not that serious. Fact: Flu is actually a severe and possibly life-threatening disease which kills more […]

    Read More
  • PMB’s – Crucial medical aid cover you might not know you have

    Few medical scheme members realise that they have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected. The Medical Schemes Act No. 131 of 1998 and associated regulations were promulgated with the intention to provide people with continuous care to improve their health and well-being and to make healthcare more […]

    Read More
  • Skin cancer awareness

    South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide. January is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is urging South Africans to be sun smart – not just during this month, but throughout the year as everyone […]

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