Treatment Action Campaign faces closure

After almost two decades spent fighting for HIV treatment and access to medicines, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) may close its doors due to...
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Limpopo woman loses 12-year battle with breast cancer

For Thabelo Mbedzi, her mother was the only person she could depend on. After recently losing her to breast cancer, she is learning how...
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Not simply adapting Buddha for suburbia

In the US, capitalists seem to be ‘looting’ Buddhism, making off with its meditation ‘mindfulness’ techniques and ignoring spiritual teachings such ‘loving kindness’. But...
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Red tape keeps foreign physicians out of health care

Foreign health care workers could help fill the country’s vacant posts but a report released today shows that red tape often gets in the...
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Medical male circumcision becomes the ‘in’ thing

Younger men say voluntary medical male circumcision is becoming cool among peers as the country continues rolling out new method.
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Districts have little money, power to provide services

As the ranks of managers bloat, less money may be going to service delivery in some health districts as about half of districts report...
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New HSRC data shows HIV risk among steady couples

“Facebook official” may be more common these days than a wedding license for South Africans, who are increasingly forgoing marriage. But shacking up with...
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MEC advocates for private medical school

South Africa should aim to open a private medical school to address health care needs, said Western Cape MEC for Health Theuns Botha.
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Rural health workers honoured

Creativity and an understanding of where your patients come from are key to being a successful rural doctor, says Dr Jenny Nash, who this...
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Report: Department of Health Strategic Plan 2014/15 – 2018/9

Published by the South African Department of Health, this 53-page document outlines eight broad strategic goals for the department within the next four years...
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