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NGOs plan to ease KZN health woes

July 23, 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.

People with HIV may get medicine sooner

The Department of Health may allow people living with HIV to get antiretroviral drugs earlier than at present.

Mseleku comments – Human rights experts approach Mbeki and Zuma

July 23, 2008
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Nineteen of the world’€™s foremost health and human rights experts have condemned health department Director General Thami Mseleku’€™s recent comment that ‘€œhuman rights are not relevant to the considerations of health policy in a developmental state’€.

MSM Prep study to kick off in Cape Town

July 22, 2008

Cape Town researchers have announced plans to launch a pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) HIV prevention trial among men in the city.

New MDR TB test is a breakthrough – experts

July 22, 2008
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Experts say the discovery of the new Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB diagnostic tool will go a long way in fighting the scourge.

Top experts examine ARV access and health systems

South Africa’€™s top researchers, policy makers, managers and providers have released the outcome of a roundtable discussion held last year, where they grappled with antiretroviral access and the health system’€™s capacity to cope with the increasing demand.

Billions still at risk because of poor sanitation

Every day, over 2,5-billion people suffer from a lack of access to improved sanitation and half of these practise open defecation, the riskiest sanitary practice of all, according to a report issued by the WHO/UNICEF.

US moves to allow HIV-positive immigrants

July 18, 2008
HIV and AIDS  

The United States Senate has repealed the entry and immigration ban on HIV-positive non-citizens.