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Childhood cancer not a priority

March 5, 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.

DoH presents dual therapy plan to Parliament

The extension of government’s prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission plan is on track, says Dr Nomonde Xundu, although no deadlines have been set

Settle case against ‘definitive charlatan’, TAC tells govt

March 5, 2008
HIV and AIDS   HIV Prevention   HIV Treatment  

Next week, the TAC takes government to court over its failure to act against vitamin seller Matthias Rath. But there’s still time to settle, says the TAC.

Costs before children’€™s lives Living with AIDS # 341

In 2006, the United Nations’€™ Children’€™s Fund (UNICEF) called pneumonia ‘€œthe forgotten killer of children’€. Today, one in 10 children worldwide continues to die even though childhood pneumonia can be prevented.

Cancer vaccine registered

March 4, 2008
Vaccines  

South African women can now, for the first time, be vaccinated against cervical cancer. This follows the recent registration by the Medicines Control Council of a vaccine to prevent the growth of this particular cancer.

‘Mandla’, the soccer doctor of Nkandla

Foreign doctor Rob Melvin believes he became a better doctor in rural KZN. He tells his story to Luke Giddy.

Home-based ARV programme would save lives

February 28, 2008
News  

Allowing home-based community workers to run an antiretroviral therapy service at people’s homes would reduce deaths, according to The Lancet

The case for new PMTCT Living with AIDS # 340

Over the last few weeks this feature has dwelt on the country’€™s revised prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programme. But some of us might ask: Why is the revision of the programme so significant?