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NGOs plan to ease KZN health woes

October 2, 2008       News  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – Right to Care, together with the Bhekuzulu Self-sustaining Project and the Mpilonhle Sanctuary Organization are working together to offer patients a one-stop shop where they can have all their chronic conditions seen to in a single visit.

Barbara Hogan faces the media

October 2, 2008
Health Management   HIV and AIDS  

Barbara Hogan faced the media for the first time this week following her whirlwind promotion to one of the country’s toughest portfolios.

Use more modern malaria methods, urges MSF

September 30, 2008
Malaria  

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has made an urgent call for the wider implementation of the newer and more effective anti-malaria strategies in an effort to save lives.

Multi-billion dollar plan to eradicate malaria deaths by 2015

September 25, 2008
News  

An ambitious new Global Malaria Action Plan aimed at reducing the number of malaria deaths to near zero by 2015 was revealed in New York yesterday (Thursday) with world leaders committing nearly US$3-billion to ensure it succeeds.

New health minister means end of govt AIDS ‘denialism’

New Health Minister Barbara Hogan and deputy Dr Molefi Sefularo are renowned for hard work and integrity

WHO bans SA manufactured generics

September 23, 2008
Pharmaceutical Drugs  

GENEVA – The World Health Organisation on Monday warned customers not to buy drugs made by Swiss pharma giant Novartis’s Sandoz generics unit in South Africa after an inspection revealed more than 40 faults.

Measuring Hospitals

Health minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has declared herself generally ‘€œquite happy’€ with the performance of the 31 health facilities assessed in a rapid appraisal exercise to measure the ‘€œCore Standards for Health Facilities in South Africa’€.

HIV and TB must be treated together, study shows

Patients with tuberculosis and HIV are twice as likely to survive if they are treated for both conditions at the same time, than those who are first treated for TB.