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Pack programme brings primary healthcare to the people

pack---thumb The low-cost Practical Approach to Care Kit, or Pack, which allows healthcare workers to diagnose and manage a range of common ailments, is now being rolled out by South Africa's University of Cape Town.

Community workers save the day

Doctors, nurses, activists and policy makers have all been vital to Africa's HIV programmes, but supporting them every step of the way has been an army of dedicated community health workers and volunteers who care for people living with the disease.
Board game makes Aids education fun

Taking HIV testing to the masses

The South African government’s HIV/Aids mission is to get as many people tested for the virus as possible. Doctors Without Borders hopes to relieve some of the pressure by encouraging a testing culture in the small town of Eshowe in KZN.
New centres to help fight HIV in KZN

Top medical team for 2010

A crew of highly skilled professionals has been put together to roll out Fifa’s 2010 World Cup medical plan, ensuring that healthcare on and off the field is dealt with effectively.

Anti-retrovirals give life: doctors

Wits University's Faculty of Health Sciences has come out strongly in support of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/Aids. Faculty doctors working with patients on the government's ART programme in Gauteng hospitals describe the results as "dramatic and unequivocal".
'Make sure your doctor's for real'

‘Make sure your doctor’s for real’

The Health Professions Council of SA has urged the public to be on the look-out for bogus doctors, reminding people that medical practitioners not registered with the council are breaking the law.

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