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The History of Vaccines [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vaccines are vital to public health and the best way to protect against infectious diseases. Here’s a timeline of their history in modern medicine.

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The safety of vaccines

Overwhelming scientific evidence exists that vaccination is the best defence against serious infections. Immunisation is a global health success story, saving millions of lives every year, according to the World

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Vaccines: Our Best Shot

Overwhelming scientific evidence exists that vaccination is the best defence against serious infections. A vaccine does not give you the virus, rather it teaches your immune system to recognise and fight the infection.

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Higher Ground

Led by two of the country’s most recognisable public figures, the Kolisi Foundation is doing good, hard work where it matters most: in the everyday lives of ordinary South Africans.

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Better normal

Mediclinic’s patient-first philosophy is evolving, with a number of next-generation, digital-first initiatives designed to ensure an integrated, accessible, value-based treatment journey. Welcome to our better normal.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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Here for you

Since March 2020, Mediclinic hospitals across Southern Africa have rallied to fight a new and at times mysterious disease. Here are some COVID-19 recovery stories from Mediclinic hospitals.

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CARE. COURAGE. COMPASSION.

Nimmi Biswardutt is a nurse at Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg. When she was diagnosed with COVID-19, she felt what it was like to be cared for – and why it makes a difference.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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Having a baby during COVID-19 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s all you need to know about having a baby at Mediclinic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Social isolation and your mental health

Loneliness is linked to a number of negative health outcomes. Here’s how to counteract the downsides of staying physically distant from loved ones during the pandemic.

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Having a baby during lockdown

Having a baby should be a positive experience, even during a pandemic. Discover how Mediclinic ensures you ­– and your newborn – stay safe.   Cape Town mom Roxy Cullinan

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What process should I follow if I’m concerned I have COVID-19?

Concerned you may have contracted coronavirus disease? Here are the steps and precautions you can take to protect yourself and others. 

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