incidence and prevalence database

Life sciences innovation: What is it? How do we track it? How do we get more?

Most people working in biopharmaceutical R&D would agree that innovation is important. But, what is innovation? Googling “What is innovation?” returns more than a billion hits. Focusing on the top search result from the Google dictionary doesn’t add further insight: “the action or process of innovating.” However, in producing The Life Sciences Innovation Report: A […]

Understanding the HIV challenge in South Africa

The quest to reduce the HIV burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) involves a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary approach. While detailed understanding of the pathogenesis, virology, immunology and epidemiology as it relates to HIV/AIDS is crucial, ways to curb the disease require constant attention and innovation, as do the socio-economic implications. Working in partnership is critical, given […]

The largest-ever listeria outbreak is occurring in South Africa: What is the source?

Current status An outbreak of listeria was declared in South Africa on Dec. 5, 2017. As of Jan. 17, 2018, up to 748 confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported in the country, making it the world’s largest-ever listeria outbreak. Emerging as a simple flu-like illness, listeriosis may cause diarrhea, fever, general body pains, vomiting […]