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Getting to zero preventable child deaths is possible

News child mortality data shows East and southern Africa are making the fastest progress on reducing child deaths – and this bodes well as the world ushers in new development goals, write UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and southern Africa Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala and Save the Children East Africa Director David Wright.

‘AIDS changed everything’

The global goal of getting 15 million people on life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment has been met nine months early, the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) announced today.

SA a ‘priority area’, says Gates Foundation

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Gates Foundation has helped to vaccinate half-a-billion children worldwide and made a massive contribution to global health.

WHO ‘cannot continue as is’

Both WHO and new UN sustainable development goals criticised by Gates Foundation Global Partners delegates

SA doctor charts new course for WHO in Africa

South African born Dr. Matshidiso Moeti yesterday became the World Health’s Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. As she takes the reigns of one of the WHO’s most important offices at a pivotal time, the doctor from KwaThema east of Johannesburg says she has never forgotten the lessons South Africa taught her.

Motsoaledi: Maternal, child focus remains post-MDGs

South African Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says three issues should top the post Millennium Development Goal (MDG) agenda.

Huge family planning drive to cut teen pregnancies

The Health Department is poised to launch a massive family planning campaign aimed particularly at preventing teen pregnancies, according to Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi.