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 Sekhula The...

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,...

The Kite Patch: fighting malaria

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,...

Drug ATM for South Africans

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...
hiv aids treatment south africa

HIV and Aids: How to get treatment and support in South Africa

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...
More breast milk banks to open in South Africa

More breast milk banks to open in South Africa

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.
North West gets a solar-powered health centre

North West gets a solar-powered health centre

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.


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