Free State healthcare system has failed the poor - report

2015-11-10 21:13

The healthcare system in the Free State has failed those who rely on it, according to a report released by the Treatment Action Campaign.

Animals and elderly hit hardest by Jozi heatwave

2015-10-06 21:03

As a heatwave continues to grip most of Gauteng, old age homes are taking extra precautions and the NSPCA has called on animal owners to be vigilant as well.

South Africa's elderly population to double by 2050 - WHO

2015-09-30 21:15

South Africa's elderly population is set to double by 2050, according to a World Health Organisation report.

SA's most valuable healthcare brand

2015-09-23 21:30

The state of healthcare in South Africa is often described as being in the ICU, but one service provider has come out with a spanking clean bill of health.

Turn attention to the health care struggles of transgender and intersex South Africans - OUT Well-Being

Research has revealed that despite having one of the best constitutions in the world, the SA LGBTI community is still confronted with wide-spread challenges.

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United effort to improve quality of life in rural SA

2015-08-24 09:17

ATTEMPTS to provide quality healthcare for isolated areas received a major boost when the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service and the Al-Imdaad Foundation joined forces last week.

New cheaper prosthetic hand 'printed' in Bloem

2015-06-17 15:17

A low-cost prosthetic hand, designed in Cape Town and 3D printed in Bloemfontein is pointing the way to a brighter future for amputees.

Noakes' new book 'Raising Superheroes' out soon

2015-06-05 06:30

'Raising Superheroes', the sequel to 'The Real Meal Revolution' will hit the shelves well ahead of the week-long hearing into the conduct of Professor Tim Noakes.

China investigates second healthcare official

2015-05-29 09:05

China has launched an investigation into a top official who oversees the country's medical devices sector, the second healthcare official to be probed this week.

WHO launches $100 million health emergency fund

2015-05-18 17:12

The World Health Organisation is establishing a $100 million contingency fund in order to respond immediately to a major crisis.


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.

Some elderly Eastern Cape residents have never seen an ambulance - SAHRC

2015-10-01 21:24

The Eastern Cape health department's inability to provide emergency services to rural communities means that elderly people in some communities having never seen an ambulance, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Red Cross Hospital in bid to shorten long wait for ops

2015-09-24 22:05

The long wait for life-changing paediatric procedures is being alleviated as Red Cross Children’s Hospital continues its annual Weekend Waiting List Initiative.

Watch how 'lean management' is tightening up delivery at State hospitals

We speak about how lean management has been tightening up service delivery in four State hospitals. Watch.

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Babies’ hospital deaths should not be seen as normal - doctor

2015-09-04 13:08

The deaths of five babies at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital from a suspected bacterial infection should not be treated as “normal”, a KwaZulu-Natal doctor says.

Dying man turned away from two hospitals - paramedics

2015-07-13 13:19

The KZN Department of Health is probing allegations that a critically injured man was turned away from two government hospitals at the weekend, resulting in his death.

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.

Tim Noakes hearing: we need clarity, says Claire Julsing-Strydom

2015-06-04 12:44

The inquiry into Professor Tim Noakes' conduct will help to advance health care in South Africa, says Association for Dietetics in South Africa president Claire Julsing-Strydom.

Thousands of potential doctors won't make the cut

2015-05-27 14:03

As deadlines loom for applications to study medicine at the country's universities next year, with some as soon as this weekend, thousands of potential doctors again won't make the cut.

Nurse convicted of killing 2 UK patients with insulin

2015-05-18 16:00

A nurse has been convicted of using insulin to murder two patients at a British hospital in 2011.

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