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Salmonella a risk with backyard chickens

March 2, 2001       News  

NORTH WEST – Breeding chickens at home, also known as backyard poultry farming, has come under the spotlight following this week’s recall of over 200-million eggs in the US.

Sharp rise but malaria battle is being won

March 2, 2001
Malaria  

Despite praising the Department of Health for effectively managing malaria, the South African Health Review today warned that there had been a dramatic rise since 1996.

South Africa to host over 100 health ministers

March 2, 2001
Health Management  

Health ministers from across the world will converge on Johannesburg for two days at the end of the month when South Africa hosts the 25th meeting of Health Ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). About 115 member states of NAM are expected with national delegations led by health ministers attending.

HIV threatens progress in TB control

March 2, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

HIV infection, if it remains uncontrolled, has the potential to swamp progress made in tuberculosis (TB) control, according to the South African Health Review released today.

The hopes of millions pinned on the court case

March 2, 2001
Policy and Legislation  

The hopes of millions of South Africans and fellow Africans will be pinned on the outcome of the court case between 41 pharmaceutical companies and Government which starts in Pretoria today (Monday). Health-e investigate what gave rise to the case and the opposing arguments that are likely to be presented.

Overwhelming support from around the globe

March 2, 2001
Policy and Legislation  

The Treatment Action Campaign has had an impressive, worldwide response to a call for an international day of action against “pharmaceutical company profiteering at the expense of the lives of people with HIV/AIDS”. From Brail to Australia and Paris to Vancouver, activists will gather today in solidarity.

Health news at a glance – February

March 2, 2001
Health Management  

From cholera to the gene map to Nkosi Johnson’€™s twelfth birthday – a summary of the health issues that featured in the news over the past month.

Drug prices

March 2, 2001
Pharmaceutical Drugs  

The sale of drugs in South Africa earned pharmaceutical companies about R8,25-billion last year, but the public sector only accounted for 24 percent of sales despite the fact that over 80 percent of the population depends on state health.