Netcare litigation won’t slow health inquiry

A process to secure a replacement for KPMG in the Competition Commission’s inquiry into private health care costs is well under way following a...
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Health-e nominated for African Story Challenge award

The Health-e News team’s special investigation into childhood vaccinations has been named as one the top three entries in the African Story Challenge (health...
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Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital gets new staff

The North West’s Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex has added almost 100 new staff members as it welcomes new medical officers and, hopefully, specialists.
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Childhood TB cases spark calls for wider screening

One new mother’s good deed may have exposed her seven-month-old baby to tuberculosis (TB).
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Women still falling through PMTCT cracks

South Africa has charted steady and significant decreases in mother-to-child HIV transmission rates in recent years but prevention of mother-to-child HIV (PMTCT) campaigns may...
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ARV programme saves 780 000 lives

South Africa’s HIV antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme saved 780 000 lives between 2003 and 2012, according to a recently released independent review.
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Govt to protect antibiotics from overuse

The days of doctors indiscriminately dishing out broad-spectrum antibiotics may soon be over, as government moves to cut over-prescribing.
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Opposition parties say little on high medicine costs

In the wake of protests demanding better patent laws to allow South Africans access to cheaper medicines, politicians had little to say about the...
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The chronic disease of addiction

A former Jouberton drug addict believes drug addiction is like a chronic disease – and experts say he is right.
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Family intervention saves MDR-TB patient

When drinking came between one Mpumalanga man and his tuberculosis (TB) treatment, his family stepped in. Now, he says, he has learned the importance...
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