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29 April 2017
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20 Apr 2017
DoH GP: MEC Ramokgopa on implementation of Health Ombudsman recommendations
We have been hard at work as the Gauteng Department of Health to refocus the department on patient care. Let me re-assert to the public that we will at all times strive to ensure that the...
24 Mar 2017
New programme to reduce scourge of 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
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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
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
DoH GP: MEC Gwen Ramokgopa commends team Health for the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards
Gauteng MEC for Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa has congratulated team health for winning awards at Premier’s Services Excellence Awards (PSEAs) last night. The PSEAs recognise contributions made by...
20 Feb 2017
Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of NonCommunicable Diseases
Decreasing the effect of NCDs requires a more systematic response. This report describes how a human-centric health ecosystem (HCHE) can bring together stakeholders from the public and private...
07 Feb 2017
Hospersa: Hospersa outraged by KZN Cancer crisis
The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) is outraged by the appalling state of cancer treatment services in the KwaZulu-Natal province.  On the eve of World...
06 Feb 2017
Joost van der Westhuizen dies
The South African rugby community was in mourning on Monday following the passing of Joost van der Westhuizen, one of South Africa’s greatest-ever Springbok legends. Van der Westhuizen passed away...
11 Jan 2017
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
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,...
09 Jan 2017
Anti-vaccination blog revives debunked HPV story
The post on an anti-vaccination website was damning. The headline “Bill Gates uses 30,000 Indian girls as guinea pigs to test cancer vaccine” appeared on the Organic & Healthy blog in October last...
14 Dec 2016
Resetting South Africa’s Foreign Policy
Nelson Mandela had a clear idea of what South Africa’s foreign policy should focus on. ‘Human rights,’ he wrote before taking power in 1994, ‘will be the light that guides our foreign affairs.’...
01 Dec 2016
HIV/AIDS stigma a problem, says public sector union
Although South Africa had made strides in the the fight against HIV/AIDS through the biggest treatment programme in the world, stigma continued to hold back progress in eliminating the disease, the...
30 Nov 2016
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the mass memorial rally of former President of the Republic of Cuba Fidel Castro, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba (29/11/2016)
The people and government of the Republic of South Africa learned with sadness of the passing of one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time and one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century,...
24 Nov 2016
Prophylactic Law vs. Prophylactic Medicine: are they really in conflict?
“For Africa to move forward, you really got to get rid of malaria” – Bill Gates The words PROPHYLAXIS and PROPHYLACTIC are derived from the 16th century French word “prophylactique”, from the Greek...
23 Nov 2016
Is enough being done? - MPs debate violence against women, children
Members of Parliament (MPs) debated issues around the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign on Tuesday in a dialogue that was overshadowed by squabbling between...
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