Department of Health

 
Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication
Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication
South Africa's drug stock-out problems have worsened, according to the results of a survey by the civil society coalition Stop Stock-outs that was...
Motsoaledi refutes claims SA faces drug shortages
Motsoaledi refutes claims SA faces drug shortages
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hit back at media reports about drug shortages at public health facilities reaching crisis levels. 
Community health workers "soldier on" for better health services
Community health workers "soldier on" for better health services
Eleven of the 129 Free State community...
Life-saving Aids medicine out of stock in Gauteng
Life-saving Aids medicine out of stock in Gauteng
Amphotericin B is an essential medicine for treating cryptococcal meningitis – a large cause of death for people with HIV in South...
Dirty linen: Gauteng health department suspends CFO
Dirty linen: Gauteng health department suspends CFO
The Gauteng health department has suspended its chief financial officer (CFO), Ndoda Biyela “pending an internal investigation”. Biyela’s...
Do a third of SA women have a baby by 19?
Do a third of SA women have a baby by 19?
More than a third of South African women become mothers by the age of 19, a KwaZulu-Natal health department official claimed recently.
DA reports Free State health dept to SAHRC over 'gross incompetence'
DA reports Free State health dept to SAHRC over 'gross incompetence'
The Democratic Alliance (DA) reported the Free State health department to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday, accusing...
Formula for disaster: North West's wasted millions in baby milk
Formula for disaster: North West's wasted millions in baby milk
The North West health department bought R7-million worth of baby milk formula, failed to distribute it for three years, and then spent almost...
Motsoaledi launches new contraceptive implant
Motsoaledi launches new contraceptive implant
One in five teenage pregnancies is terminated, according to the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI) and abortion has become "a...
Motsoaledi frenzy over NHI
Motsoaledi frenzy over NHI
Online comments, emails and opinion pieces have been pouring in from readers since Bhekisisa's publication of the health minister's...
Surprisingly, condom lube does not soothe arthritis
Surprisingly, condom lube does not soothe arthritis
The health department moved swiftly on Tuesday to correct a newspaper report in which a spokesperson was misquoted as saying that condom lubricant...

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