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HEALA working hard to keep South Africans healthy

July 28, 2017       News  

With diabetes recently identified as the number one killer of South African women and the second in men, the Healthy Living Alliance (Heala) has embarked on efforts to educate people on the dangers of the disease.

New cheaper, better ARV’s for SA by April

July 28, 2017
News  

The much anticipated antiretroviral (ARV) dolutegravir will be introduced as the first-line treatment for HIV in South Africa as early as April next year, Deputy Director General for the Department of Health Dr Yogan Pillay told Health-e News from the 9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science taking place in Paris this week.

Smoking weed every day protects the liver of HIV patients

July 27, 2017
News  

Research presented this week at the 9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science taking place in Paris this week suggests daily cannabis use could have a protective benefit on the liver of patients co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV.

Quicker TB test available for HIV patients in SA

July 27, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

A quicker, simpler test for tuberculosis (TB) in people living with HIV is not being used widely enough in South Africa, despite new evidence of its benefits, according to international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Too many still dying of AIDS says MSF

July 26, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

An “unacceptably high” number of people living with HIV still develop AIDS and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Lab employees embark on a nationwide strike

July 26, 2017
News  

About 5000 workers from the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) around the country are set to go on strike on Wednesday – action that some warn could be averted.

Water project to benefit some EC communities

July 26, 2017
News  

EASTERN CAPE: Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete has launched the Ntontela Tembukazi water supply project at kwaNgcoya village in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape – bringing fresh water to rural villagers who have had no real supply.

How Swaziland is beating down HIV

July 25, 2017
News  

The Kingdom of Swaziland, the country worst-affected by HIV on the planet, has made monumental gains in the fight against AIDS in the past five years.