Health & Medicine

The new fixed dose combination will be available to low and middle-income countries (LMICs) at a reduced price of US$75 per person, per year PRETORIA, South Africa, September 22, 2017/APO/ --  The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in collaboration with a number of international organisations and agencies reached a…
The matter is handed over to the HAWKS as the Department believes that the allegations levelled against the official are criminal and fraudulent PRETORIA, South Africa, September 22, 2017/APO/ --  The Department of Health has put one of its Forensic analysts, based in Pretoria Forensic Laboratory Services on precautionary suspension…
The theme for World Environmental Health Day is Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality PRETORIA, South Africa, September 22, 2017/APO/ --  The Department of Health joins the World to commemorate the World Environmental Health Day on the 26-27 September 2017. The theme for World Environmental Health Day is “Indoor & Outdoor…
Negotiated pricing agreements have lowered costs and will improve access to quality treatment for people living with HIV NEW YORK, United States of America, September 22, 2017/APO/ --  A breakthrough pricing agreement has been announced which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing…
As of 19 September 2017, there were 29 confirmed measles cases and 90 suspected measles cases in KwaZulu Natal PRETORIA, South Africa, September 21, 2017/APO/ --  Government is making efforts to reach all children between the age of 6 to 59 months through an integrated immunisation against preventable diseases such…
Announcing its annual results out of Johannesburg Monday morning, financial services group Discovery outlined the growth in scale and impact of its Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 18, 2017/APO/ --  Announcing its annual results out of Johannesburg this morning, financial services group Discovery (Discovery.co.za) (JSE share code:…
The task team visited 25 hospitals in Six Provinces and made findings with recommendations which Dr Motsoaledi presented to the Committee CAPE TOWN, South Africa, September 15, 2017/APO/ --  The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and the top management of the Department of Health appeared before the Portfolio Committee…
The region reduced its Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) from 913 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 455 in 2015, representing a 50 per cent reduction, compared to 44 percent globally PRETORIA, South Africa, September 13, 2017/APO/ --  “It is estimated that there were 303,000 maternal deaths in…
We all get to the point where we review our healthcare plans and costs, and wonder whether the grass is greener on another side, or whether we could be getting more bang for our buck.  But before you dive into making any changes to your essential medical aid cover, there…
Baby Zoe Grace Naidu was born on 11 May 2017. She seemed a completely happy healthy baby until a glucose test result reflected low glucose levels. She was admitted to ICU and when she was four days old she was tragically diagnosed with a very rare congenital heart defect called, hypo plastic left heart…
Friday, 01 September 2017 09:54

Kidney Beanz and the 100's Club

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What is The Kidney Beanz Trust?  Children with life-threatening kidney disease often experience great difficulty in living normal lives due to the tremendous impact that their illness has on them and their close relatives. The Kidney Beanz Trust was established to provide comprehensive care by means of psychological support and…
JOHNSON’S® Baby Launches the Healthy Skin Project – General Media 11th May 2017 - JOHNSON’S® Baby, the global consumer brand, in partnership with NGO Unjani, and Paediatric Dermatologist Dr Carol Hlela, have launched a bold and inspiring project in South Africa that will improve the health of more than 3…

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