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More than half of South African children left behind

May 12, 2016
Children's Health  

More than a million South Africans are born into the world each year and a new report released today shows that the inequity they are born into begins to shape them from a young age.

Blood on the floor: Women’s deaths a ‘national emergency’

May 6, 2016
Children's Health   Women's Health  

Hundreds of women each year die following caesarean deliveries. With rates of caesarean deliveries climbing, the stage may be set for more deaths to come.

New HIV treatment to debut in June

April 19, 2016
HIV Treatment  

ViiV Healthcare is expected to introduce the latest in antiretroviral treatment in South Africa’s private sector in June at about R720 per month.

New HIV pill slated for privileged few?

April 18, 2016
HIV Treatment   Pharmaceutical Drugs  

Better HIV treatment is coming to South Africa, but a lack of generic producers of the new antiretroviral dolutegravir may keep it in the hands of the few for years to come.

Quarter of surveyed health facilities report stock outs

April 16, 2016
News   Pharmaceutical Drugs  

Almost 25 percent of health facilities surveyed nationally have gone without HIV or tuberculosis (TB) medicines at least once in the last year, according to preliminary survey results released this week.

Delamanid clinical access programme expected

March 29, 2016
Tuberculosis (TB)  

The South African National Department of Health is expected to roll out a clinical access programme to allow drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients access to the new drug delamanid.

Activists picket UN meeting for access to medicines

Dozens of activists and patients picketed today outside the Johannesburg meeting of a United Nations high level panel on access to medicines. Activists have demanded governments fund more drug research and development.