The South African Health News Service
Find a Clinic
Medicine Price Registry
Return to Content

Childhood cancer not a priority

May 18, 2008       Cancer   Children's Health   OurHealth  

As South Africa is celebrating women’s month, Reach For a Dream organisation is celebrating women who are making difference in South African medicine and making a difference in the lives of children with cancer.

HIV prevention research under spotlight

May 18, 2008

The failure of several clinical trials to find an effective HIV prevention mechanism has prompted the Minister of Health, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, to call for a review of research trials.

Non-communicable diseases will kill us in future

May 18, 2008
Diseases and Disorders  

Chronic ailments such as heart disease and stroke are the chief cause of global deaths with infectious diseases including HIV and Malaria predicted to have a lesser impact worldwide over the long term, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Saving babies

Maternal, newborn and child deaths would be drastically reduced if South Africa simply implemented the policies it already has in place.

Where is our HIV prevention campaign?

May 15, 2008

While science battles to find an HIV vaccine, there have been real advances in the field of HIV prevention. So why isn’€™t South Africa taking advantage of these?

Doctor with conscience back in court Living with AIDS # 349

Dr Malcolm Naude, a former Mpumalanga doctor is back in court to force the government to settle a case dating back to 2001. He charges that the withdrawal of his offer of employment by Mpumalanga’€™s Rob Ferreira Hospital, was unfair and discriminatory.

So hard to build, so easy to destroy

May 12, 2008

OPINION: Health MEC Peggy Nkonyeni’s attempts to portray Dr Mark Blaylock as a racist threaten to undermine a well-functioning hospital and also undermine the ANC’s principle of non-racialism.

MEC has violated the law and Constitution, claim medical bodies

May 12, 2008

Health MEC Peggy Nkonyeni has violated public service regulations as well as the Constitution in her attack on Dr Mark Blaylock, claim the SA Medical Association and the AIDS Law Project