A mosquito repellent patch, made using non-toxic substances, is being developed to curb diseases such as malaria. Developed by Olfactor Laboratories in the US,...
In the same fashion people draw money from ATMs, South Africans will soon be able to get medicine from dispensing machines.The Department of Health...
South Africa has the largest antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme in the world, which gives people living with the virus the chance to live full and...
The number of breast milk banks in South Africa is increasing, following a decision four years ago by national Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to stop providing free formula milk. Instead, he is encouraging women to breastfeed their babies. Breast milk is also the optimal food for premature babies.
A rural community in South Africa's North West province has received a solar-powered health centre, an initiative set up through a partnership between local government and Samsung Electronics. The aim is to improve the overall health of the community.
The pharmaceutical industry and national Health Department are working to deal with shortages of certain medications, caused by global shortages of the pharmaceutical ingredients. Minister Motsoaledi has also put to rest concerns about supplies of antiretrovirals.
The Department of Health has launched a new mobile phone-based messaging service to provide South Africa's estimated 1.2-million pregnant women with free antenatal health care information.
City residents and commuters boarding trains and taxis at Pretoria Station will now have access to free breast cancer screening at the newly opened Hello Clinic, a joint initiative of the government, Metropolitan Health, Pink Drive, Bidvest and Motion Pathology.
The government will be paying for doctors chosen by traditional leaders to ensure the safety of boys and young men who undergo circumcisions during traditional initiations in the country, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced earlier this month.
Nine hospitals in Gauteng province will soon be armed with the Xmplar-dr full body X-ray scanner, a unique South African low-radiation X-ray machine capable of taking a full-body scan in just 13 seconds, as the government begins rolling the device out in hospitals nationally.