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28 May 2017
                       
 
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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...
 
 
10 May 2017
 
 
 
Systemic Indifference – Dangerous & Substandard Medical Care in US Immigration Detention
RECOMMENDATION
On April 6, 2015, Raul Ernesto Morales-Ramos, a 44-year-old citizen of El Salvador, died at Palmdale Regional Medical Center in Palmdale, California, of organ failure, with signs of widespread...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
SECTION27 and TAC: We cannot endorse the HIV and TB plan in its current form
STATEMENT
HIV and tuberculosis (TB) remains at crisis levels in South Africa. Every year around 270 000 people are still newly infected with HIV. A recent Statistics South Africa report listed TB as the...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
SA: Matikwane Hospital on Mpumalanga failing patients
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/Monitoring and Evaluation is alarmed by the inexcusable service being rendered by healthcare officials at Matikwane Hospital, in...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane says justice for Esidimeni not a priority for Zuma and ANC
STATEMENT
Tomorrow, 09 March 2017, marks three weeks since I wrote, on 16 February 2017, to President Jacob Zuma, urgently requesting that he use his constitutionally assigned authority to establish a...
 
 
 
 
DA says justice for Esidimeni patients not a priority for Zuma
POLITICS
Mmusi Maimane the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday complained that he has not yet received a response three weeks after he asked President Jacob Zuma to institute a Judicial...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
TAC: Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?
STATEMENT
South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However,...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
R2K: Government must take full responsibility for Esidimeni deaths
STATEMENT
R2K Gauteng is outraged about the deaths of 94 mental health patients due to the gross negligence of both the Gauteng Provincial Health Department and provincial government. While we note the...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
TAC: TAC demands full accountability for Life Esidimeni tragedy
STATEMENT
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the report of South Africa’s Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, into the Life Esidimeni tragedy in Gauteng. The devastating report titled “The...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
SECTION27: SECTION27 calls for systematic change in mental health in South Africa
STATEMENT
SECTION27 is relieved that the report of Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, “Circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients: Gauteng Province—No Guns: 94+ silent deaths and...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
Gauteng: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, during the third political report, Gauteng Provincial Legislature (06/12/2016)
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I would like to express my sincere gratitude to this House for granting me this opportunity to table the Third Political Report of the ANC-led fifth provincial administration, which I have the...
 
 
14 Nov 2016
 
IFP: IFP is concerned about poor maintanence of equipment in Hospitals
STATEMENT
The Inkatha Freedom Party calls on the KwaZulu-Natal MEC of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo to urgently appoint a task team to conduct an audit and investigate the condition of critical medical...
 
 
11 Oct 2016
 
COSATU: Doctors bleed cash and patients lose lifesaving skills to medical malpractice
STATEMENT
Medical malpractice lawsuits are wreaking havoc in South African healthcare system; doctors are bleeding cash in indemnity cover, as they are forced to pay astronomical fees of around R65 000 per...
 
 
06 Sep 2016
 
DA: Heinrich Volmink says nursing shortage of thousands requires a parliamentary inquiry
STATEMENT
I have written a letter to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health requesting that a parliamentary inquiry, pursuant to National Assembly Rule 167, be undertaken into the state of the...
 
 
01 Sep 2016
 
TAC: TAC welcomes treatment for all
STATEMENT
From today all people living with HIV in South Africa are eligible to receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the public healthcare system. Previously only people with CD4 counts of 500 cells/mm3...
 
 
 
                       
 
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