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Massive shake-up of health laws ahead of NHI

June 20, 2018

Health Minister tells MPs to ready themselves to dismantle health laws to make way for a universal health system – the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.

Quit smoking – save your life

May 31, 2018

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY: About 121 South Africans die every day from smoking-related diseases and experts are urging South Africans to quit today

Govt may deal differently with e-cigarettes

May 31, 2018
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY:  Although government’s new anti-smoking Bill aims to regulate e-cigarettes, this does not mean that they will be treated the same as regular cigarettes, says Department of Health spokesperson Foster Mohale.

Swallowing, signing and speaking

May 28, 2018

Undeterred by a huge patient load and the odd kick from an autistic child, a young speech therapist is loving her community service.

‘All roads lead to universal health coverage’

May 22, 2018

Countries around the world are making progress in improving access to healthcare for their citizens, and Rwanda has managed to cover 90 percent of citizens, the World Health Assembly hears.

How to stop strikes from killing patients

May 21, 2018

Patients have died as a result of the recent strike in North West. Doctors and nurses were also chased out of operating theatres and wards by strikers. How can patients and health workers be protected from becoming victims of a fight that is aimed an employer?

Listeriosis under control, says Minister

May 16, 2018

The Listeriosis epidemic is under control now that meat products from Enterprise and Rainbow Chickens have been recalled, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament yesterday.