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Childhood cancer not a priority

February 22, 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.

State of the nation’€™s health

Now in its third year, the District Health Barometer compares all 52 health districts in the country to see which are the healthiest and which are just plain sick.

PMTCT making small gains in North West Province

The North West’€™s rate of immunisation of babies is the lowest in the country, and its TB cure rate has worsened slightly.

Poor outcomes for KZN

The health outcomes in KwaZulu-Natal are generally poor and probably indicative of the effects of the high rate of HIV/AIDS and poverty.

Poor health care for pregnant women in Eastern Cape

Four of the 10 poorest districts in the country are in the Eastern Cape, the bottom two being the province’€™s OR Tambo and Alfred Nzo.

Improved TB Cure rate in Gauteng but child mortality still high

Almost all residents of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni have access to piped water, according to the District Health Barometer 2006/7.

Differences over new PMTCT protocol Living with AIDS # 339

Last Friday, the Department of Health released its long overdue policy revision of the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme (PMTCT). But medical experts say the new policy is still inadequate.

KZN drops misconduct charges against doctor

February 21, 2008

The misconduct charge against rural doctor Colin Pfaff for implementing ‘€œdual therapy’€ at his hospital have been dropped.