The HPCSA takes ‘corrective action' after explosive report

2016-01-28 12:55

The Health Professions Council of SA has denied claims that it is resisting to implement recommendations, which include substantial restructuring and the removal of key staff members, by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

One emergency number on the cards – Motsoaledi

2015-12-11 15:39

All ambulances will be the same colour, they will have to help every patient, even if he or she does not have a medical aid or cash, and there will be only one emergency number, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Friday.

How South Africa is combatting TB

2015-12-07 11:59

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says South Africa has launched a new 'Global Plan' to end TB, the biggest infectious killer in the country.

Ministers to discuss plan to tackle drought

2015-11-13 10:01

An inter-ministerial committee responsible for looking into the drought happening in parts of the country is due to discuss its progress.

Good news: more breast milk banks are opening up in SA

2015-10-28 11:15

Kuruman is set to open the latest breast milk bank in the wake of renewed calls to promote breastfeeding in South Africa.

Will doctors be told where they can work?

2015-10-19 11:43

The controversial 'certificate of need', which can deny doctors an operating license in a bid to address the inequalities in medical services, is yet again up for discussion.

China committed to building 100 health facilities in Africa - Motsoaledi

2015-10-06 21:03

The Chinese government has committed to building 100 health facilities in Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his Chinese counterpart, Li Bin, have announced.

No special treatment for health minister in state hospital

2015-08-26 13:37

The health department won't say whether Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is getting special treatment in hospital - but nurses say he is in a general ward and sharing a room with other patients.

Tutu discharged from hospital

2015-08-04 13:24

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital. The infection for which he was being treated was a consequence of treatment for prostate cancer that he has been receiving for the past 18 years.

No shortage of ARVs in South Africa

2015-06-08 17:21

The Department of Health has reiterated that, in South Africa, there is no shortage of ARVs – amid panic about drug stock outs.


Success against malaria threatened by new strain

2015-12-25 18:18

Major successes are being recorded in the fight against malaria, with the global death rate more than halving in 15 years. But, just as a new drug-resistant strain of the disease is emerging in Asia, is the world about to lower its guard?

White Paper on National Health Insurance released today

2015-12-11 09:52

Government plans to set up a national medical aid plan with compulsory contributions from all working South Africans that will provide everyone with quality health services.

Smoking ban will push people to illegal shebeens - Liquor Forum

2015-12-01 17:25

If smoking is completely banned in public spaces, such as taverns, it will push more people to frequent illegal shebeens, the Gauteng Liquor Forum has said.

Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will release HPCSA investigation report

2015-11-05 11:26

On 5 November Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will release findings of the HPCSA investigation report to the public

Slave doctor in SA: Working for free for 8 years

2015-10-20 14:07

For the past eight years, Kenyan Dr Michael Rebeiro has been treating South African patients for free. Now the Health Professions Council of SA refuses to register him.

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to be set up in Africa

2015-10-07 05:31

Establishing Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Africa will ensure the continent is not caught by surprise with an outbreak such as Ebola.

Motsoaledi discharged from hospital

2015-08-26 18:03

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been discharged from the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria following his admission for pneumonia.

Health minister admitted to hospital

2015-08-24 10:20

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia, his spokesperson says.

Doctors to take on Aaron Motsoaledi

2015-07-26 18:00

Doctors across the country accused Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi of price-fixing this week.

ARV shortages: DA is convinced the health department is to blame

2015-05-25 15:01

The DA will ask Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to explain whether the contracts for the supply of antiretroviral medicine were signed on time after it was reported that hospitals were running out of stock.

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