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Free health services for the poor

Since 1994 the health sector has been radically transformed to give more access to the poor, improve quality and make the system more cost effective. Free health services are now offered at public primary health care clinics and community health care centres.
Life expectancy on the rise

South African life expectancy on the rise

Thanks to the world’s largest antiretroviral treatment programme, South Africans’ life expectancy is now 64 years, up from 53 years in 2006 and putting...

New Stats SA research shows we are slowly becoming healthier

For the first time since 1998, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has conducted an exhaustive study of South Africa’s demographics. The first report, covering...

Infographic: 10 things to know about TB

Since the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) in 1882, 24 March has been observed as World TB Day. We gather facts...
Sugar tax

WHO endorses South Africa’s sugar tax

The World Health Organization has backed South Africa’s stance on taxing sugary drinks. It is a step towards curbing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes...

Choc spreads cancer awareness

The Childhood Cancer Foundation and its celebrity ambassadors went to the streets to raise awareness of childhood cancer and other life-threatening blood diseases.Thabiso SekhulaThe...

South Africa’s sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do

South Africa is implementing a sugar tax in April this year. Government and health authorities hope it will curb non-communicable diseases and obesity. Researchers...

Rings and things … other ways to prevent HIV are on the cards

Trials have shown that rates of HIV infection are reduced if people not infected with HIV take anti-retrovirals - known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)....

South Africa makes history with HIV vaccine trial

South Africa is taking part in an experimental vaccine programme to curb HIV. Just over 5 000 volunteers, from 15 cities across five provinces,...

Mandela Children’s Hospital finally opens

The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, an idea that began with a vision by Nelson Mandela as far back as his presidency in the 1990s,...

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