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South Africa’s health minister receives international award

South Africa's minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has received the USAid-TB International Award for his contribution to the fight to eradicate the diseases. He said the cause should receive the same attention as other global health issues.

More breast milk banks to open in South Africa

The number of breast milk banks in South Africa is increasing, following a decision four years ago by national Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to stop providing free formula milk. Instead, he is encouraging women to breastfeed their babies. Breast milk is also the optimal food for premature babies.

No shortage of antiretrovirals in South Africa

The pharmaceutical industry and national Health Department are working to deal with shortages of certain medications, caused by global shortages of the pharmaceutical ingredients. Minister Motsoaledi has also put to rest concerns about supplies of antiretrovirals.

South Africa ready to deal with Ebola

Brand South Africa and the Department of Communications have convened a high-level discussion with stakeholders on how the country is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

South Africa ready to deal with Ebola

Brand South Africa and the Department of Communications have convened a high-level discussion with stakeholders on how the country is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Breathing new life into Hillbrow

Johannesburg’s inner city suburb of Hillbrow has become home to a new world class maternal and child health facility. The Shandukani Centre, one of the largest non-hospital based clinics in Southern Africa, will provide expert healthcare and treatment to vulnerable women and children, right on their doorstep.
SA’s second health train rolls out

South Africa’s mortality rates on the decline

The results of a new report show a decrease in deaths in general among South African males and females as well as a steady decline in the most common cause of natural death, tuberculosis.
Better pay for SA’s TB medics

Absa launches HIV-testing drive

The government’s drive to test 15-million South Africans for HIV has received a boost from Absa bank’s new campaign, which is targeting 80% of its 35 000 employees in branches across the country.
Massive HIV-testing drive for SA

Brazil health plan adapted for South Africa

South Africa’s Department of Health has announced plans to establish teams in each of the country’s municipal districts to provide primary healthcare services, maternal and child support, as well as care for those affected by HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.
Boost for trucking wellness drive

Medunsa merger reversed

The Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) will become a stand-alone institution once again, as it will no longer be incorporated into the University of Limpopo.
UJ Soweto university open for learning