The drug has been available on a number of pilot projects, but it’s the first time it’s being made accessible to the youth.
Noble and ambitious as the National Health Insurance (NHI) is, its implementation is likely to be difficult and funding the project could have far-reaching consequences.
The public is urged to remain calm.
With avian influenza reported on farms in Gauteng and Mpumalanga in the north of the country, here’s the information you need to keep track of when it comes to the deadly virus.
While the ANC in KZN protects their inept health MEC, the province’s cancer sufferers are left waiting for treatment that might not even come.
Another extra cost?
Tuberculosis is still at the top of the list.
The International AIDS Conference is more than just a talk shop. The platform it offers for engagement between governments, scientists and civil society is of undisputable value.
Warning against the dangers of substance abuse, the South African presidency claimed that up to a third of the country’s people could be at risk of having an alcohol problem. Does that square with the data?
Yes, a man in South Africa has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, but there is no reason to panic.
The national health department will be implementing SA’s sugar tax as of 2017 and, while the decision to tax sugar-laden products was made by Treasury, it’s about much more than just money.
A young man was critically injured in an accident over the weekend, but was refused care at no less than two hospitals, eventually passing away while paramedics tried and failed to resuscitate him.
The World Economic Forum’s review of 144 countries in terms of the quality of healthcare might not put South Africa in the most positive light; but there are many factors we need to look at when actually deciding which nation comes in at the top.
Up from number seven to number three on SA’s list of top killers, this one takes its time and more often than not you don’t even know it’s stalking you.
South Africa has taken the decision to impose a total travel ban for all non-citizens travelling from identified high risk countries to limit the spread of Ebola to the country, unless the travel is considered absolutely essential.