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18 May 2017
 
 
DoH: Aaron Motsoaledi: Address by Minister of Health, during the budget vote 2017/18, National Assembly, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members of the House as you know, this year we celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most revered icons of our revolution, Oliver Reginald Tambo. The year has...
 
 
26 Aug 2016
 
 
 
South Africans have a sweet tooth so shouldn't say no to a sugar tax
THE CONVERSATION
Debates on a proposed tax for sugar sweetened beverages in South Africa have reached fever pitch with the local food and beverage industry squaring up against the proposed sugary drinks tax...
 
 
13 Nov 2015
 
NW: MEC Magome Masike on preventing diabetes
STATEMENT
Saturday, 14 November is World Diabetes Day. This Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world and is held on November 14 each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the...
 
 
09 Oct 2015
 
Ebola's persistence in survivors fuels concerns over future risks
EBOLA
A growing awareness of how the Ebola virus can hide in parts of the body such as eyes, breasts and testicles long after leaving the bloodstream raises questions about whether the disease can ever...
 
 
07 Oct 2015
 
How 2015 Nobel Prize drug might rid Africa of ancient scourges
THE CONVERSATION
The announcement that the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to three scientists who developed antiparasitic disease drugs has important implications for sub-Saharan Africa. Two of the...
 
 
23 Sep 2015
 
DA NC: Harold McGluwa says strengthening of ophthalmic unit requires more focus
STATEMENT
While the rest of the country observes Retina Week, the Northern Cape still has little to celebrate regarding eyesight. It has come to light that the provincial health department is failing to...
 
 
10 Dec 2014
 
US: US Human Trials of GM banana for Africa Widely Condemned
STATEMENT
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is a Pan African platform comprising civil society networks and farmer organisations working towards food sovereignty in Africa has submitted an...
 
 
08 Oct 2014
 
World Sight Day (WSD)
What's On
Tomorrow, Thursday 9 October 2014, is World Sight Day (WSD). WSD is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment....
 
 
13 Nov 2013
 
SA: Statement by Gauteng Health, more people are receiving diabetes treatment in Gauteng (13/11/2013)
STATEMENT
More than one million people are on the diabetes register in Gauteng and these high numbers has sparked the department to intensify the awareness campaign. As of March 2013, 1 051 021 people were...
 
 
06 Aug 2013
 
AI: Statement by Amnesty International, human rights organisation, on Zimbabwean women forced to flee their homes for refusing to reveal their vote (06/08/2013)
STATEMENT
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence and forced to flee with their children for refusing to reveal their vote to supporters...
 
 
15 May 2013
 
SA: Gwen Ramokgopa: Address by the Deputy Minister of Health, during the delivery of the Health Department Budget Vote 2013/14 , Parliament, Cape Town (15/05/2013)
SPEECH
NCDs are the number one killer in the world, with more than 63% of all global deaths due to cardiovascular and chronic lung diseases, cancers and diabetes. Globally, 90% of preventable, premature...
 
 
26 Apr 2013
 
Premature deaths and avoidable trauma: A snapshot analysis of congenital infections in Sub-Saharan Africa
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
The loss of a child is a traumatising experience for the parents, who go through devastating emotional pain, at times undergoing the grieving process for years. The death of a newborn or stillbirth...
 
 
 
                       
 
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