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The Southern African Laboratory Diagnostic Association is a body that represents laboratory medicine in Southern Africa. It is a single voice around IVD’s and a collaboration of multinational and local companies who distribute In Vitro Diagnostic tests. SALDA has a constitution and operates under a code of ethics.

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Latest Industry News

29OCT

Fauci wants a global rollout of America’s ‘right on schedule’ vaccines


Top global infectious diseases scientist and US presidential adviser Dr Anthony Fauci told doctors in South Africa during a PPS-sponsored webinar that it should be known “within weeks” if there is a safe and effective vaccine, writes Karen MacGregor for MedicalBrief. The US, as with its earlier treatment response to HIV/Aids, had a “moral obligation” to ensure that “we don’t have just rich countries getting vaccines”.
23OCT

October is Breast Cancer Month,


CANSA places the focus on women reducing their cancer risk during August and October. However, we encourage women to make their health a priority all year round, by knowing what is normal for their bodies, and to be aware of the symptoms of cancer. The medical technology industry is continually advancing and developing innovations that improve the health and wellbeing of patients living with a cancer diagnosis.
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20OCT

The slow motion race for a TB vaccine versus the sprint for a Covid-19 vaccine


In recent months, the world has seen unprecedented investment in new vaccines. Yet, while a Covid-19 vaccine proven to be safe and effective may be less than a year away, a new tuberculosis vaccine might only be ready to be rolled out in a decade, despite a massive head start over Covid-19. Amy Green takes a closer look at the race for a new vaccine for the world’s top infectious disease killer.
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23OCT

October is Breast Cancer Month,


CANSA places the focus on women reducing their cancer risk during August and October. However, we encourage women to make their health a priority all year round, by knowing what is normal for their bodies, and to be aware of the symptoms of cancer. The medical technology industry is continually advancing and developing innovations that improve the health and wellbeing of patients living with a cancer diagnosis.