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Havoc for foreigners after DoH ‘mistake’

March 5, 2019
News  

The National Department of Health (NDoH) has distanced itself from an unconstitutional directive it issued to provincial heads of department nearly two months ago instructing that all non-South African citizens pay in full for all health services.

Sick building, sick health department

December 13, 2018
News  

For the past eight months, the national Department of Health has been unable address poor conditions at its head office, Civitas, in part because of a breakdown in relations between the Minister and the Director General.

‘You can’t fight TB if you don’t show up’

September 26, 2018
News  

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa account for half of the world’s tuberculosis cases, but only South Africa’s president will attend today’s (September 26th) first United Nations high-level meeting on TB.

Union goes to court today over ‘death trap’ building

September 21, 2018
News  

The Department of Health (DoH) and Public Works will go to court on Friday to fight a case laid against them by the Public Servants Association (PSA) about the beleaguered Civitas building in Tshwane.

Malaria cases reported in Limpopo

September 21, 2018
OurHealth  

While some parts of Limpopo Province have started reporting cases of malaria, the Malaria Institute in the province has dismissed claims of an outbreak saying everything is in place to control further infections.

Another whistleblower is humiliated

August 27, 2018
News  

It takes immense courage to be a whistleblower – to rise up against authority and speak out against incidences of wrongdoing or human rights violations. But it has not gone well for most South Africans who have done so, and this week another brave source has been taken down.

Contingency plans for health department strike

August 16, 2018
News  

The country’s medicine regulatory body has developed “contingency plans” to ensure that it’s “lifesaving” mandate is not disrupted amid continued protest action at the National Department of Health’s (NDoH) headquarters.