Department of health

Health dept withdraws funding from Sarah Fox

Sickly children at the Sarah Fox Children’s Convalescent Hospital in Athlone are being moved and administrative staff says they will be left jobless at the end of the month when the facility closes. Frustrated staff members protested outside the Athlone hospital earlier this week, after they were told that the[…]

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Informal traders hard hit by proposed Tobacco Bill

The South African Informal Traders Association (SAITA) believes the Government’s proposed ban on the display of cigarettes, as well as a ban on the sale of single cigarettes, will have a massive negative impact on their members ability to trade. “We are calling on the Minister of Health to exempt[…]

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SA drops price of ARVs‚ saves R11bn in six years

South Africa is introducing a new single-pill antiretroviral‚ which will save the country about R11-billion over the next six years. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said in a statement on Friday that the large volumes of ARVs bought by South Africa and its commitment to provide treatment to people with[…]

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Health department to host conference on circumcision

The Department of Health, CareWorks, civil society organizations and medical experts will Tuesday gather to discuss the overarching benefits of male medical circumcisions (MMC) in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The department aims to circumcise 4.3 million South African men by 2016 and says the implementation of MMC could[…]

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