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Massive changes proposed to private medical schemes

June 22, 2018
News  

Two new Bills signal government’s intention to restrict private medical aids and exercise more central control over public health as it moves to establish a single health system by 2026.

Revealed: the corruption behind Gauteng Health crisis

June 22, 2018
News   Public Health & Health Systems  

Explosive details of a Special Investigation Unit report on massive corruption within the Gauteng Health Department that was quietly shelved have been revealed civil society organisations keen to expose rot amounting to about R1,2-billion.

Nutrition education material for primary schools

June 21, 2018
News  

Work is underway to not only teach the school children of Gauteng the basics of balanced and healthy eating, but to also train them to share the information with others.

Help needed for three starving brothers

June 21, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Three siblings from Duthuni village, outside Thohoyandou have been left alone to fend for themselves after their mother was left bedridden by a stroke last December.

Wasting food while others are hungry

June 20, 2018
News  

In South Africa, an average of 12 million people (almost a quarter of the population) go to bed hungry every night – yet our country has the largest proportion of food wastage in Africa.

Massive shake-up of health laws ahead of NHI

June 20, 2018
News  

Health Minister tells MPs to ready themselves to dismantle health laws to make way for a universal health system – the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.

Patients turned away due to staff shortages

June 20, 2018
News  

KWA ZULU-NATAL – Patients visiting Waterfall Clinic west of Durban have, for the past few weeks, been turned back home without receiving treatment due to a shortage of staff at the clinic.