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Africa’s Pioneering Excellence in Medicine and Health Science Innovation celebrated

Africa’s development and her special contribution to the advancement of humanity cannot be highly respected by others when it is least appreciated, acknowledged and cited by Africans themselves.

Did you know that
1. The first successful human-to-human heart transplant was performed by South African surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard with the self taught unsung hero Hamilton Naki in 1967 at Groote Schuur Hospital. #LiberationHeritage
2.The first successful vaccine for yellow fever was developed by South African scientist Max Theiler in 1937.
3.The development of ART was a collaborative effort involving researchers from around the world, including the United States, Europe, and other regions. The first effective antiretroviral drugs were developed in the 1980s and 1990s by pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in various countries.
However, it is important to note that African researchers have made significant contributions to HIV/AIDS research and treatment, including conducting clinical trials, studying the epidemiology of the disease, and developing strategies for prevention and treatment. African scientists continue to play a crucial role in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
4.The first successful treatment for sleeping sickness, a deadly parasitic disease, was developed in Africa in the early 20th century.
5.The first successful treatment for river blindness, another parasitic disease, was developed by African researchers in the 1980s.
6.The first successful use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for treating malaria was developed in Africa in the early 2000s.
7.The first successful use of traditional African plants for treating various medical conditions, such as the use of the rosy periwinkle plant for treating cancer, has been widely recognized in the medical community.

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