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Massive changes proposed to private medical schemes

June 19, 2018       News  

Two new Bills signal government’s intention to restrict private medical aids and exercise more central control over public health as it moves to establish a single health system by 2026.

World first for SA: All-access for blockbuster TB drug

June 19, 2018
News  

South Africa made history on Monday when the health department announced that all drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients will be eligible to receive the new medicine, bedaquiline, becoming the first country to do so.

Sports offers a brighter future for disabled learners

June 19, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Rural parents who refuse to allow their disabled and intellectually impaired children to participate in sports derail their progress and rob them a chance to learn valuable life skills and possibly also block off career possibilities.

Wonder drug helps fight against drug-resistant TB

June 18, 2018
News  

A death sentence. That is how the deadliest form of tuberculosis (TB) is often described. But breakthrough data from South Africa on the blockbuster anti-TB drug bedaquiline could change the fate of people with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).

President called upon to attend global TB meeting

June 15, 2018
News  

Civil society groups are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend a historic global tuberculosis (TB) meeting in September, as a show of political will in ending South Africa’s top killer.

Rural communities willing to donate blood

June 14, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

Rural communities believe that while donating blood is an important service, most donors live in urban areas while villagers feel little is being done to target them as an untapped source of blood.

Blood connects us all – World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2018
News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

EASTERN CAPE – Every year on June 14 countries around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day – an event that serves to thanks voluntary donor for their blood.

Mabuza: Youth are the key to fighting TB

June 13, 2018
News  

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on young people to become “champions” for South Africa’s deadliest disease, tuberculosis (TB), at the opening of the 5th South African TB Conference on Tuesday in Durban.