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Naledi Pandor, the chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC)’s NEC Subcommittee on Education and Health launched the party’s policy discussion documents ahead of its 5th National Policy Conference to be held from the 30th of June to the 5th of July 2017. Continue reading

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Kenya rolls out instant HIV self-test kit

Kenya is the first country in the world to introduce an instant HIV self-test kit to the public. The Kenyan Ministry of Health says 1.5 million people are living with HIV, and more than 500 thousand are unaware that they … Continue reading

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Smoking leads to early death and disability worldwide

According to research smoking is claiming more than five million lives every year. So, who is responsible for this global health disaster? Continue reading

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Lifesaving drug that can reduce maternal death by a third

Postpartum haemorrhage is the biggest cause of death during pregnancy and early motherhood. Every year more than 100 thousand, women die from massive bleeding hours after giving birth. Most of these preventable deaths occur soon after she had given birth … Continue reading

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We think Pallance Dladla should consider settling in Uruguay

Spare a thought for Television hunk Pallance Dladla, who was recently arrested and detained by police after he was found in possession of dagga. Continue reading

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The fight against the spread of cervical cancer is intensifying in Mzansi

More than five thousand new cases of cervical cancer are reported in South Africa each year, half of these end in death. Continue reading

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Medication errors cost more than US$ 42 billion annually

Every person around the world will at some point in their life take medicines to prevent or treat illness. However, medicines do sometimes cause serious harm if taken incorrectly, monitored insufficiently or as the result of an error, accident or … Continue reading

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