While 20-million people have been tested for HIV in South Africa, there are still shortages of medicines and mismanagement in the health sector.
The Eastern Cape health department claims hospital staff misled a government inspection team to create a bad impression.
Speaking after the launch of the HIV, counselling and testing campaign, Aaron Motsoaledi has urged MPs to lead by example and get circumcised.
Tobacco retailers have expressed worry over the effects of stricter tobacco display regulations, proposed by the health minister.
It took the state's forensics services on average 26 weeks last year to supply the result of an alcohol blood level test, says the health minister.
Hospitals and clinics are to be demolished and rebuilt to reboot the Eastern Cape's "broken" health system.
If the community stays vigilant, lives will be improved for many years.
The growing health crisis in the E Cape has forced Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to intervene by commissioning a task team to investigate.
Health editor Mia Malan talks about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's decision to use public hospitals and the NHI.
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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has promised to get state facilities running to the highest standards.
The Economic Freedom Fighters and Democratic Alliance have lauded the health minister for using the Steve Biko Academic Hospital for surgery.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says a recent survey is proof that SA should be concerned with the prevalence of chronic conditions in the country.
Following 30 initiates' deaths and the hospitalisation of almost 300 boys in Eastern Cape, the health minister has lashed out at circumcision schools.
Denial should not stand in the way of the provision of sexual health services at schools, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has highlighted the coverage of the M&G's new health journalism centre, Bhekisisa, in his budget vote speech.
Mia Malan reports on the challenges of involving medical schemes in the administration of the National Health Insurance scheme.
In the first of a two-part series about the NHI, Mia Malan reports on state plans to change the rigid reimbursement formula for private doctors.
Southern African health officials and international agencies will sign an agreement in Swaziland to reduce TB and HIV in the region's mining sector.
An industry-wide probe into private healthcare seems likely, but stakeholders fear a witch hunt.