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Science-based Net Zero targets by WSP receive approval

  The science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets of the WSP Global Inc. for net zero emissions have today received approval by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The WWF drives ambitious

Datacentrix still only SA managed services provider to achieve PCI DSS compliance

Hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider Datacentrix has, for the second year, achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for its Managed Services division, which includes the organisation’s industry-leading Security Operations Centre (SOC). Datacentrix remains the only local managed services provider and SOC in South Africa to have attained compliance.

Gavi Funding Boosts Yellow Fever Diagnostics Capacity across Africa

An initiative to boost yellow fever diagnostic capacity across Africa has ‘revolutionised’ diagnostics on the continent, one of the programme’s coordinating agencies, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, said today. The initiative is part of the implementation of the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) strategy and brings together different partners including WHO, UNICEF, CDC, the Institut Pasteur

High-speed fiber-optic link between Angola and DRC launched

Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), part of the Paratus Group, announces the launch of its high-speed fiber-optic link connecting Angola to DRC across Noqui (Angola) and Matadi (DRC). The 600-kilometre connection between Luanda and Noqui, with a capacity of up to 200 gigabits per second, will also provide internet services to municipalities along the route, including

Antiviral drug Codivir shows promising effect against COVID-19

Codivir, a short synthetic 16 amino-acid peptide, derived from the HIV-1 integrase, was originally discovered at the Hebrew University in Israel. Code Pharma discovered that the peptide had a direct antiviral effect against SARS-CoV-2, the novel Coronavirus causing COVID-19. In-vitro studies conducted at the British virology research laboratory Virology Research Services in London then demonstrated

An integrated approach required to improve health quality and outcomes in Africa

The global commitment to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 include providing high-quality promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative, and palliative health services to all communities. However, a recent joint global report by the World Health Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Bank Group, found that quality of care, particularly in