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World Malaria Day: What you should know about this disease

The 25th of April is World Malaria Day. This disease is estimated to kill one child every two minutes. That is a terrifying statistic. Currently, there are preventative drugs against malaria, but no vaccine or cure. The disease usually affects people in sub-Saharan Africa. However, according...

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Affinity GP List: How to choose a network GP

Affinity Health has a pre-screened, vetted group of doctors that are at your disposal. This list is called the Affinity Health GP List. When choosing a doctor, it is important to find one on this list who is closest to your home address. This way,...

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COVID-19: Flattening the Curve

COVID-19: What does it mean to 'flatten the curve?" With the COVID-19 pandemic, you have probably heard this phrase ‘Flatten the Curve’ more than any other in the last two weeks. It is the single most important goal of the 21-day lockdown, which started on 25...

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COVID-19 in South Africa

Due to COVID-19, the country has been on full lockdown since midnight, last Thursday, with citizens being allowed only to leave their homes to go to the shops for “essential items” and seek medical care. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation last Monday, with regard...