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25 March 2017
                       
 
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24 Mar 2017
 
 
New programme to reduce scourge of TB
TB
The commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, saw Japanese company Otsuka Pharmaceutical and the South African Department of Health on Friday launch the Delamanid Clinical Access Programme...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
World TB Day
What's On
World TB Day is held each year on March 24th to build global awareness of TB—a curable disease that kills over 4,000 people each day and remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world. The day...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
No, there is no ‘miracle recipe’ that cures diabetes
AFRICA CHECK
A Philippine doctor claims to have discovered a recipe – consisting of sweet peppers, eggs and sea salt – that eliminates diabetes “in five minutes”. But it has not been scientifically proven. “Dr...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
TAC: Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?
STATEMENT
South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However,...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
SA: Bongi Ngema Zuma: Address by the Founder of Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation, at the African Leadership Magazine Person of the Year 2016, Sandton (23/02/2017)
Topics
Let me start by expressing my sincere gratitude to the African Leadership Magazine and its International Advisory Board for deciding, in their wisdom, to select me as the African Female Leader...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
2nd World Breastfeeding Conference put the spotlight on exclusive and quality Breastfeeding
What's On
The Department of Health in partnership with International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) and other partners will host the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference.  The goal of the Conference is to...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Fawu to march against sugar tax
SUGAR TAX
The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) will march to the National Treasury in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the proposed introduction of a sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, or “sugar...
 
 
14 Nov 2016
 
Is Liquid Sugar Harmful?
OPINION
Assuming liquid sugar is more harmful than other sources of kilojoules, is misleading. There is consensus that obesity is a very serious health issue and being overweight or obese is a major risk...
 
 
10 Oct 2016
 
People in Africa are living longer but lifestyle diseases are rising
THE CONVERSATION
Malaria, HIV, pneumonia, and diarrhoea are the leading killers on the African continent, according to a recently released study looking at the burden of diseases across the world. In 1980 the list...
 
 
04 Oct 2016
 
HEALTHY ACTIVE RECREATION PROGRAMME ON NATIONAL RECREATION DAY 2016
What's On
South Africa today, like the rest of the world is facing a variety of challenges around obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, respiratory ailments, an ageing population, an increase in sedentary...
 
 
27 Sep 2016
 
TAC: No more delays Minister Davies, we need medicines
STATEMENT
Today, more than 1000 activists from the Fix the Patent Laws campaign will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pretoria. They are demanding that the DTI take urgent steps to fix...
 
 
02 Sep 2016
 
SAMA Trade Union: SAMA Trade Union calls for routine HIV testing
STATEMENT
The South African Medical Association Trade Union welcomes, with great appreciation, the progressive steps taken by the South African government, under the leadership of health Minister Dr Aaron...
 
 
25 Aug 2016
 
FMF: Garth Zietsman says sugar tax will be borne by the poor
STATEMENT
In his budget speech this year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced a tax of 20% on high sugar soft drinks scheduled to start on 1 April 2017.  The idea is that soft drinks are unhealthy,...
 
 
23 Aug 2016
 
DA: DA submits comments on proposed Sugar Tax
STATEMENT
The DA has made its submissions on the proposed Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs), which was gazetted by National Treasury for public feedback on 8 July. The DA, in its submissions,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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