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Health department announces end of Covid-19 daily reports

Department of home affairs says it will reopen 29 border posts that were closed more than two years ago due to the pandemic

Covid-19 reversed SA’s hard-won gains in limiting Aids deaths

The growth of the elderly population slowed in 2020 and 2021, there was a significant uptick in deaths, and a subsequent decline in life expectancy

SA regresses in efforts to protect people with HIV from TB

SA’s progress in expanding access to PrEP is one of the few positive findings in the latest global AIDS report

SIU to probe dubious medical negligence claims

The agency will investigate allegations of fraud and maladministration involving the national health department and provincial health departments

Concern over cancer treatment as some screening stays subdued

Covid pandemic saw preventive screening for cancer plummet worldwide as healthcare facilities restricted access to care, and patients delayed non-urgent visits ...

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital ‘a disaster waiting to happen’

Maintenance and equipment challenges have led to the cancellation of hundreds of operations

Law centre takes on Gauteng over health care for migrants

Section27 launches legal action to ensure migrants have access to free services

Board of Healthcare Funders wants green light to negotiate prices

The BHF says allowing medical schemes and healthcare providers to negotiate prices will boost competition and benefit consumers

Ruling on doctors has serious implications for NHI, says health department

Scathing ruling finds ‘certificate of need’ is unconstitutional and invalid

Health department to proceed with overhaul of notifiable diseases regulations

Draft regulations to the National Health Act and International Health Regulations Act have drawn extensive criticism and face legal challenge from several ...

SA’s first monkeypox case joins 3,000 around the globe

NICD says it is providing details about spread of the disease to give context to the outbreak across 42 countries

Health minister cancels Covid-19 face masks and travel certificates

Phaahla repealed the regulations relating to the surveillance and the control of notifiable medical conditions in their entirety

Top health figures want probe into targeting of whistle-blower doctor

Open letter to health minister and premier follows precautionary suspension of paediatrician Tim de Maayer who raised the alarm about dire conditions at ...

Afrigen teams up with Belgian partner over coronavirus shots

Cape Town-based company signs pact with Univercells Group to develop an mRNA jab

SA waits for cabinet to scrap masks after health minister gives thumbs up

Health minister Joe Phaahla recommends dropping last Covid-19 curbs in memo confirmed as authentic

No need to wait for NHI to improve health system, says Section 27 report

Reform efforts have stagnated while the country awaits the introduction of national health insurance

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