Poor conditions behind hospital’s manicured façade

Behind well-kept gardens, Limpopo’s Donald Fraser Hospital is hiding serious neglect, alledge patients.
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Lifelong ARVs for pregnant women, says Health Minister

All pregnant, HIV positive women will go onto lifelong antiretroviral treatment from January, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced in his health budget vote...
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A family’s cycle of sex work

Sex work helped Zanele Ndlovu* to buy a house – and put herself and her daughter through school but the daughter of a sex...
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Speech: Health Budget Vote 2014/15

Speech delivered by South African Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in parliament on 23 July in which he announces the country will move to...
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Motherhood myths

Our rural doctor reflects on the traditions of motherhood and a colleague confirms her worst fears about one young patient.
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AIDS still extracting a deadly price, but SA is making progress

South Africa has more AIDS-related deaths than any country in the world, but deaths of young children have decreased more than ten-fold in the...
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First lady puts women’s cancer on Zuma’s agenda

South African first lady, Thobeka Madiba-Zuma, admitted to even using “pillow talk” with her influential husband to help women's cancers on national and international...
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School health services uncover what’s ailing Tshwane kids

While Tshwane mobile school health services are uncovering poor dental hygiene among learners, nutrition seems to have improved, according to nurses.
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Better, shorter TB treatment – thanks to SA scientists

South African scientists may be en route to developing shorter, better tuberculosis (TB) treatment, according to research released at the International AIDS Conference in...
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Report: South African Dept of Health Annual Performance Plan 2014/15 – 2016/17

South Africa's National Department of Health lays out its plans for 2014/15 to 2016/17 in this 156-page annual report.
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