Gauteng health dept's efforts pay off
Tuesday at 13:18, SAST
Efforts by the Gauteng Health Department to improve the quality of health for all South Africans have yielded positive results in the fourth quarter of the last financial year.
SA doctors to tackle lifestyle diseases epidemic
May 3 at 16:48, SAST
South African GPs and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) are being offered free training to help patients quit smoking and excessive drinking, improve their diets and exercise more as part of a new nationwide programme to stem the tide of chronic lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Netcare assists with measles and polio vaccination campaign
May 2 at 14:18, SAST
Selected Netcare Stork’s Nest clinics will be administering vaccinations against polio and measles free-of-charge to pre-school children in support of the Department of Health’s (DOH) drive to eradicate these potentially dangerous childhood diseases.
New squeeze bottle technique helps alleviate disease
Apr 22 at 13:38, SAST
Water is a scarce resource and for many South Africans, practising cleanliness is a luxury especially when there is limited access to clean running water.
Fixed dose combination ARVs rolled out
Apr 9 at 12:05, SAST
About 180,000 HIV positive patients are expected to start on the Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) ARVs, which experts say will improve compliance by reducing the risk of patients defaulting from treatment.
Samsung launches solar powered health centre
Mar 15 at 16:09, SAST
Samsung Africa launched its Solar Powered Health Centre model in Cape Town, marking the start of a large-scale medical initiative on the continent. The mobile centres are built for use in remote rural areas, and intended to eliminate the economic and geographic barriers that prevent people across Africa from obtaining quality medical treatment.
Victoria Hospital's paediatric ward to receive R10m upgrade
Mar 5 at 13:30, SAST
The 83 year old Paediatric Ward at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town will receive a R10million upgrade and extension for which the Children’s Hospital Trust will fundraise, with 50% of funding contributed by the Ackerman Family Foundation.
More doctors for Madwaleni
Feb 13 at 12:31, SAST
After struggling with only one doctor for six months, Madwaleni Hospital, which serves approximately 120,000 people in rural Eastern Cape, now has six doctors.
Terminally ill children given a lifeline
Feb 12 at 18:00, SAST
Justin Foxton writes about the wonderful work being done by Durban based palliative care NGO, Umduduzi.
Dream Riders raise over R1 million for Reach For A Dream
Feb 11 at 14:25, SAST
Nedbank Dream Riders, a team of passionate and dedicated cyclists, raised R1 million for the Reach For A Dream Foundation, benefiting over 200 children from ages 3 and 18.
Source: The Good News
Zuma and the 'very very important' to get new airplanes
Today at 10:16, SAST
The defence force is looking to buy new presidential jets and planes as soon as possible, the Saturday Star has reported.
The beginning of the decade of the ANC cadre
Today at 07:21, SAST
The ruling party wants reliable cadres to take South Africa into the future, says ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.
Source: Mail & Guardian Online
Hezbollah promises Syria 'victory'
Today at 23:08, SAST
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group promises victory in Syria where his supporters are backing President al-Assad, amid an upsurge in fighting there.
'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India
Today at 22:32, SAST
At least 17 people, including a senior leader of India's governing Congress party, are killed after their convoy was attacked by Maoist rebels, officials say.
Source: BBC News
Kenya: Hague Court Ruling Body Challenges African Union Over Kenya
Today at 20:24, SAST
[allAfrica]The relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Security Council has generated much discussion, criticism and controversy.
South Africa: How Income Inequality Hurts South Africa's Children
Today at 09:54, SAST
[SACSIS]There's been a great deal of hand wringing in South Africa in the aftermath of the Marikana massacre. With the explosion of the underbelly of our society onto the international arena, South Africans have been left with little choice but to ...
Source: All Africa