The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will invest about R1.2 billion in the next three years to enable countries to count women and girls, and generate crucial data on hundreds of thousands of women around the world.
The National Department of Health has denied allegations that provincial health departments may be ‘freezing posts’ amid tight budgets.
Facing a R9-billion shortfall just to meet salary demands, provincial health departments are freezing posts. Whether couched openly in memos or hidden between the lines of spiralling bureaucracy, staff freezes may be South Africa’s most significant threat to healthcare.
The working paper by the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) outlines the causes and implications of alleged hiring freezes in seven provinces nationwide.
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.
In her first speech as MEC for Health Nomafrench Mbombo outlines the Western Cape’s health budget and goals for the 2015/16 financial year.