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,...
Extensive HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa

Extensive HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa

American scientists are scheduling a major trial of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa in 2016, "the most feasible vaccine ever developed". It will be one of largest single clinical testing processes done in South Africa.
South Africa marks World Malaria Day

South Africa marks World Malaria Day

South Africa, along with the rest of the world, observed World Malaria Day yesterday. While significant progress has been made in combating and treating the disease, work is ongoing to reach the goal of zero infections of malaria in Africa and around the globe.
Health care goes high tech in South Africa

Health care goes high tech in South Africa

South Africa's Gauteng department of health is merging technology with patient care to improve overall delivery in its hospitals. After a successful trial phase, the Electronic Bed Management System was officially launched in Pretoria on 19 April 2016.
South Africa's health minister receives international award

South Africa’s health minister receives international award

South Africa's minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has received the USAid-TB International Award for his contribution to the fight to eradicate the diseases. He said the cause should receive the same attention as other global health issues.
Popular baby names in South Africa

Decrease in infant mortality in South Africa

There has been a drop in the infant mortality rate in South Africa, according to the Institute of Race Relations. It has found that with the roll out social grants, the rise in immunisations and the decrease in severe child malnutrition, more babies and children under a year old are surviving.
South Africa wins award for fight against malaria

South Africa wins award for fight against malaria

Africa is making strides in the fight against malaria. While there is still work to be done, and the battle continues, countries were honoured for what they have done so far. And South Africa was one of the 14 to have been awarded for its work to eradicate the deadly disease.
World Aids Day: five things you need to know

World Aids Day: five things you need to know

Today is World Aids Day, the day on which the world commemorates the global effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. It is also a day to mark the continuation of the fight against the stigma that surrounds the disease, as well as to educate people about prevention and treatment programmes.
South Africa marks World Aids Day

South Africa marks World Aids Day

Today is World Aids Day. South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa marked the day by acknowledging the strides the country had made in its successful treatment programme, while calling for more action. The country's theme is "Towards an HIV-Free Generation: Rise. Act. Protect. Zero".
South African men show their support for Movember

South African men show their support for Movember

Many South African men joined the international campaign Movember to become walking and talking billboards for men's health issues. The annual campaign encourages men to ditch the razor and grow their facial hair as a fundraising initiative and to promote public conversation.

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