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#SAAIDS2019: When HIV and weight stigma collide

June 11, 2019

The association of thinness with being sick still plagues society and continues to fuel HIV stigma, and possibly non-communicable diseases.

From farm to plate: Food safety is everyone’s business

June 7, 2019

The United Nations has declared 7 June the first World Food Safety Day to strengthen efforts to ensure what we eat is safe.

Global ingredient shortage caused ARV stockouts

June 5, 2019

Patients are left stranded without medication as another drug shortage sweeps the country.

McDonald’s SA book campaign: Not such ‘happy meals’

June 3, 2019

Is offering a book with a ‘happy meal’ at one of South Africa’s 270 McDonald’s outlets another gimmick aimed at getting kids hooked on unhealthy food? Experts say yes.

Where there’s smoke, there are health risks

May 31, 2019

Every year on May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day by creating awareness of the deadly effects of tobacco use.

Get to know Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku

May 30, 2019

The new provincial head of health’s first assignment is to improve services for patients and tackle the frustrations of health workers.

Ramaphosa announces Zweli Mkhize as the next health minister

May 29, 2019

Aaron Motsoaledi leaves the department after ten years, with the last few years marred by some of the biggest failures in public health.