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The National Treasury said the provincial health department’s accumulated unauthorised expenditure increased to approximately R200 million and irregular expenditure still awaiting condonation amounts to R6.7 billion CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 15, 2018/ -- The Select Committee on Finance today received a briefing from the National Treasury and the Mpumalanga…
The policy has been adopted by cabinet and as such represents official government policy, and has the potential to herald a new era in access to medicines for South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 1, 2018/ -- Yesterday (30 May 2018), after nine years of development, the Department of Trade and Industry…
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You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”Bob Marley International Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated globally on the first Sunday of June each year, which will be on the 3rd of June this year. This is a day to celebrate the lives of…
South African Men Suffering From Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Treated With Prostate Artery Embolization Prostate Enlargement affects a large number of men who are above the age of 50, with symptoms occurring in 90% of men by the time they reach 85 years of age. This prevalent condition has numerous symptoms…
Fibroid Embolization conducted as a day procedure under local anesthetic With Fibroid Embolisation, symptoms of uterine fibroids can be resolved by means of a minimally invasive procedure which is conducted through the femoral artery of the groin or the radial artery in the wrist. This procedure is gaining traction in…
Joshua Naicker (22 months old) from Midrand, Johannesburg, was born at only 33 weeks old with challenging circumstances. The circumference of his head measured 45 cm, a length greater than his body, due to tremendous fluid on his brain. Proud parents, Phillecia (29) and Bradley (36) were elated to welcome their first…
The committee urges the departments of health at national and province level, as well as the South African Police Service to put in measures in place to deal with the matter CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 10, 2018/ -- The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Social Services, Ms Cathy Dlamini,…
Doctors Without Border (MSF) sends medical team in the North West Province to assess the status and needs of clinic and hospital services JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 26, 2018/ -- Doctors Without Border (MSF), a member of the Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP), has a medical team on the ground…
Aon releases 2018 EMEA Health Survey Aon’s 2018 EMEA Health Survey has found that though many employers recognise the role they have to play in influencing good employee health, most are not employing strategies that best enable these outcomes. The Survey, which covers more than 900 employers across the region, in…
The WHO has enlisted a 7-member technical team comprising of epidemiologists, food safety experts, and risk communication specialists to support the response PRETORIA, South Africa, April 9, 2018/ -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has increased its technical support to South Africa to enable the country to contain the current…
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 4, 2018/ -- Statement Regarding the Source of the Listeriosis Outbreak: The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is concerned about recent developments and statements supposedly released as facts into the public domain about the listeriosis outbreak.  We are particularly worried about the confusion that emanated…
Consumers are urged to observe the sell-by and use-by date for ready-to-eat products PRETORIA, South Africa, March 29, 2018/ -- While meat legally placed on the market has been inspected and passed as safe for human consumption at abattoirs and processing plants, care must be taken by consumers to ensure that…

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