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18 May 2017
 
 
DoH: Aaron Motsoaledi: Address by Minister of Health, during the budget vote 2017/18, National Assembly, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members of the House as you know, this year we celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most revered icons of our revolution, Oliver Reginald Tambo. The year has...
 
 
US pledges $526-m aid in 2017 to Tanzania to fight AIDS
AIDS
The US on Thursday approved $526-million aid to Tanzania over the coming year to expand the roll out of life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs to people infected with HIV, the virus that causes...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
 
 
Trump to fund Mugabe, says diplomat
POLITICS
The US has announced plans to increase its funding levels to Zimbabwe, particularly in the health sector - despite a diplomatic tiff between Washington and Harare. This was revealed by the US...
 
 
10 May 2017
 
KZN: Let’s Rise and Build Nquthu – Asisukume Sakhe iNquthu
STATEMENT
Recently, the World Health Organization, UNAids and countries such as Chile adopted Operation Sukuma Sakhe, a programme introduced by KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government as part of efforts aimed at...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
Where does Africa feature for Trump, 100 days on?
SAIIA
On 29 April, President Donald J Trump reached 100 days in office as president of the United States. A controversial head of state, whose election campaign and subsequent ascension to power was met...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
S Africa’s budget for Pepfar 2017 approved to fight HIV/Aids, TB
HIV
South Africa will receive $483-million in the fight against HIV/Aids and tuberculosis (TB), following approval by US Global Aids Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy...
 
 
03 May 2017
 
DEPUTY MINISTER MANANA TO VISIT NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
What's On
The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP, will visit Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), in the Eastern Cape Province, on the 4th May 2017, as part of...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
DEPUTY MINISTER MANANA TO VISIT BOLAND TVET COLLEGE
What's On
The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP, will visit Boland TVET College, in the Western Cape Province, on the 25th April 2017, as part of promoting the First...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
Wits academics featured in Time magazine
HIV
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) academics professors Glenda Gray and Achille Mbembe have been recognised by TIME magazine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Gray, an HIV medical...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
 
 
All Gauteng state hospitals fail safety tests – DA
HEALTH
All state hospitals in Gauteng have failed safety tests the Democratic Alliance (DA) revealed on Thursday citing a written reply from Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in the Gauteng Legislature. “All...
 
 
31 Mar 2017
 
SGJ: Sonke Gender Justice denounces President Zuma's cabinet reshuffle
STATEMENT
Sonke registers deep concern about the cabinet reshuffle announced by President Zuma just after midnight last night. We view this reshuffle, and especially the firing of Minister of Finance Pravin...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
SECTION27 and TAC: We cannot endorse the HIV and TB plan in its current form
STATEMENT
HIV and tuberculosis (TB) remains at crisis levels in South Africa. Every year around 270 000 people are still newly infected with HIV. A recent Statistics South Africa report listed TB as the...
 
 
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...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
UCT: UCT study shows that urine test is better for diagnosing TB rapidly among hospitalised HIV-infected patients
STATEMENT
A study published this week in the journal BMC Medicine by researchers from the University of Cape Town shows that among hospitalised patients with HIV infection, a simple and inexpensive urine...
 
 
 
                       
 
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