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Millions go hungry, accountability and public participation needed

July 28, 2015
Children's Health   Health Management   News  

One in four people go hungry in South Africa every day, and the public needs to ensure that their right to access to food enshrined in the Constitution is realised.

NHLS whistleblowers targeted, say former employees

Ex-employees of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) allege that former NHLS CEO Dr Saggie Pillay’s tenure at the body was marred by corruption – and that whistleblowers were dealt with swiftly.

World wastes almost half of all food produced

About 40 percent of the food produced globally is wasted while 795 million people go hungry, according to new research released yesterday (16 July)

Gauteng the latest province to admit ambulance shortages

With just 393 ambulances on Gauteng roads, the province is far from meeting national standards for emergency vehicles despite 49 recently procured ambulances. Now one Eldorado Park family says they have paid the ultimate price for the province’s ambulance shortage.

Unregulated old age homes may be on the rise

With only eight government-run old age homes nationwide, unregulated facilities may be preying on the elderly alongside loan sharks and even pensioners’ own families, according to a new South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report.

NHI: School health teams take screenings to rural children

For the country’s rural children, the revitalisation of school health services could be a lifeline – if doctors and specialists answer the call.

NHI: Poor conditions scare GPs away

Poor conditions in some National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts are causing general practitioners (GPs) to think twice about working in public health