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Plans to relocate Standerton TB Hospital

January 5, 2018
News   OurHealth  

The Standerton TB hospital in Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande District could possibly be relocated to other premises in the province where it will be better used.

Access to new TB drugs for SA

October 18, 2017
Health Management   News  

Two thirds of all patients taking one of the newest and most revolutionary anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs, bedaquiline, in the world are in South Africa.

Ban junk food adverts?

September 26, 2017

For the first time in world history, there are more obese than underweight people. Both are symptoms of malnutrition, part of a global food system geared towards profits. Activists want a radical shift in the entire food system, including a total ban on junk food advertising. Is it possible and will it make a difference?

Deaths rates declined due to HIV success – report

August 23, 2017

Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible twin”, tuberculosis (TB).

HIV activists warn of “unravelling” AIDS response

June 13, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

The country’s most influential AIDS advocacy organisations have announced they may withdraw from SANAC, following allegations of corruption.

National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB & STIs

May 11, 2017

The long awaited National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs has finally been unveiled by the South African National Aids Council (SANAC), a body responsible for building consensus across government, civil society and all other stakeholders to drive an enhanced country response to HIV, TB and STIs.

Activists don’t endorse new government HIV & TB plan

April 11, 2017

South Africa’s guide to addressing HIV and TB for the next five years does not have the support of key activists, who are also critical about how the plan was drawn up.