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Motsoaledi: Budgeting for health 15.05.2013
Scholars will receive the HPV vaccine as part of government's School Health Programme from February next year, health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced in his budget speech. Read the full speech here.
Rocking the RWOPS boat 08.05.2013
Remunerative Work Outside the Public Service or RWOPS. It is a mouthful and as provincial health departments start tightening the screws it has become a hot potato, especially in Gauteng where some specialists are threatening to resign.
School toilets in shocking state 02.05.2013
Millions of people do not have access to proper sanitation and in South African schools the situation is especially dire. Health-e News Service conducted an informal survey of the state of 17 schools’ toilets that fall within four of the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts. At all 17 schools the toilets were in a shocking condition. By OurHealth Reporters.
Public health facilities in a dire state 30.04.2013
A poisonous snake slithering through a district hospital, badly cracked walls and rooms filled to the roof with broken equipment were some of the challenges facing researchers as they conducted the first national audit of public health facilities.
Mpumalanga district falling behind NSP targets 30.04.2013
GERT SIBANDE. - The Gert Sibande district municipality is working hard at implementing the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for 2012-2015 that promotes zero new infections, zero HIV/AIDS related deaths and zero stigma.
Long lines, poor service at Kgabo Health Centre 29.04.2013
TSHWANE. - The staff and patients at Kgabo Health Centre in Winterveld are unhappy with the conditions at the facility – the staff complain that do not receive support from the regional office while patients are concerned about the long waiting periods.
No immunisation at Limpopo clinics, hospitals 25.04.2013
THOHOYANDOU. - The Department of Health and Social Development in Limpopo is urging everyone who was turned away from clinics and hospitals in the region because of medicine stock outs to go back and get assistance.
Activists demand better service 19.04.2013
A group of about 200 activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) recently picketed at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to demand better service.
Roadmap to tackle newborn deaths 15.04.2013
JOHANNESBURG – Each year, about three million of the 7.7-million children who die before reaching their fifth birthday are newborns who do not survive their first four weeks of life. This situation has led to the top health agencies and child experts meeting in South Africa to formulate what will become the Global Newborn Action Plan.
FS private doc ban criticised 12.04.2013
The South African Medical Association has criticised a decision by the provincial health department to ban government doctors from doing work in the private sector. Read their statement here.
Court action looming over ECape tent clinic 11.04.2013
Media Release: Activists are threatening court action unless the Eastern Cape health department urgently address the dire situation at Village Clinic in Lusikisiki. The busy clinic has been operating from tents after it was evicted from the building.
NHI - The first 18 months 10.04.2013
Blurb: National health department DG Precious Matsoso summarises the progress and future plans for introducing the NHI in South Africa.
Global Fund: Invest now or pay forever 08.04.2013
MEDIA RELEASE: BRUSSELS – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced a goal of raising US$15 billion so that it can effectively support countries in fighting these three infectious diseases in the 2014-2016 period.