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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...
 
 
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...
 
 
Court dismisses defamation claim against SAHIVCS and affirms important watchdog role
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The doctor sought to interdict the Society from publishing any “future defamatory material” of him on its website and to remove published (allegedly) defamatory material from its website. In an...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
DoH GP: MEC Gwen Ramokgopa commends team Health for the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards
STATEMENT
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...
 
 
Zimbabwe's struggling health system leans on unsung heroines
HEALTH
As Zimbabwe’s health service buckles amid low levels of public funding and a government freeze on hiring medical staff, volunteers have stepped in to take the strain. Home-based carers can be found...
 
 
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,...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South African Deputy President, during the official handover of a clinic, Embalenhle township, Secunda (25/02/2017)
Statements
Today’s opening of this clinic is a source of joy and pride to the people of Mbalenhle Extension 14 and the province of Mpumalanga.
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
NEHAWU: NEHAWU response to the 2017 budget speech
STATEMENT
The National Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) note the tabling in parliament of the 2017 Budget Speech by Minister Gordan. The 2017 budget lacks the will and the courage to tackle the...
 
 
26 Jan 2017
 
Gambians ready to rebuild their country 'from scratch'
POLITICS
On Saturday, Yahya Jammeh boarded a private jet with a smile on his face. Holding a Quran in one hand, the former president of The Gambia waved at a group of about 50 well-wishers who had gathered...
 
 
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,...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
08 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Fueling the Philippines’ HIV Epidemic
RECOMMENDATION
The Philippines is facing one of the fastest-growing epidemics of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Asia-Pacific region. According to official statistics, HIV prevalence among men who have...
 
 
Deal with absentee ministers, Ramaphosa tells Parliament
POLITICS
If ministers are not fulfilling their duties towards Parliament, the institution should deal with them, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. Addressing the National Assembly during...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
WHO approves INSTI HIV self-test for African market
HEALTH
The INSTI HIV self-test (INSTI) manufactured by Canadian company bioLytical Laboratories will soon be available for the African market after getting the nod from the World Health Organisation...
 
 
 
                       
 
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