Abused women from war-torn countries who have fled to SA for safety often face more maltreatment here.
The HPCSA has parted ways with its CEO, COO and head of legal services in light of damning findings by a ministerial task team.
Wouter Basson, who headed the apartheid government's secret chemical and biological warfare project, has failed in his challenge against the HPCSA.
The majority of incidents took place on social networks but there were also a high number of cases that involved text messages.
The World Health Organisation says more than 200 people have died there since January and that there is a need to ramp up production of vaccines.
Studies show that feeding programmes at schools not only reduce stunting, but also combat obesity and lead to increased enrolment in schools.
Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has not yet revealed how the government will fund its National Insurance scheme.
Health authorities say the visitor diagnosed with the mosquito-spread virus has recovered and there is minimal likelihood of a local outbreak.
The Ebola outbreak on the continent showed how countries with poor health systems are unfit to fight epidemics.