health minister

COVID-19 VACCINE A SAVING GRACE TO SOUTH AFRICANS FROM THE AGE OF TWELVE

 It takes less than an hour to get your inoculation and be part of the more than 19...

Meet the doctors: The two Miss South Africa semi-finalists on the medical front-line

Two of the Miss South Africa Top 15 semi-finalists – Karishma Ramdev and Thato Mosehle – are medical doctors who are currently working at...

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.

World TB Day: South Africa launches screening campaign

With South Africa having the third highest incidence of TB in the world, the government's latest campaign aimed at encouraging South Africans - particularly those in mining communities, early childhood development centres, and inmates in correctional facilities - to be screened and tested for TB.

South African victims of Lagos tragedy return home

Two months after the fatal collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the South African victims returned home to an emotional reception ceremony at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria on Sunday.

South African victims of Lagos tragedy return home

Two months after the fatal collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the South African victims returned home to an emotional reception ceremony at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria on Sunday.

University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research

A world leader in plant-based vaccine research, the University of Cape Town’s Biopharming Research Unit will team up with Canadian pharmaceutical concern Medicago to produce a plant- based HPV vaccine.

No confirmed Ebola cases in South Africa

The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has so far been restricted to West Africa, with isolated cases in Spain and the United States. However, no confirmed cases have been reported in South African and its neighbouring countries, says the South African Department of Health.

University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research

A world leader in plant-based vaccine research, the University of Cape Town’s Biopharming Research Unit will team up with Canadian pharmaceutical concern Medicago to produce a plant- based HPV vaccine.