Despite dire state of facilities, Gauteng health fails to spend equipment budget

Department overspent its admin budget due to medical negligence claims and overspent its central hospital budget due to bonuses

Court halts lawyer’s allegedly fraudulent claims

The subject of a probe, Zuko Nonxuba is accused of mounting scores of illegitimate cases of medical negligence against health departments

Eastern Cape MEC summons hospital bosses in bid to improve health care

Province’s health department told to improve the services provided by state facilities as it faces a high number of medical negligence claims

Increase public health funding, civil society urges government

The nation's goal of “a long and healthy life for all” will not be met if government continues to slash spending on health, when it should be doubling it, say ...

Red lights are flashing for WTO

The future of its appellate court is uncertain, and questions have been raised about the categorisation of China, India, Indonesia and SA as developing ...

NEWS ANALYSIS: National Health Insurance is Zweli Mkhize’s biggest challenge

New health minister has to begin implementing the policy plan

Local drugmakers lobby medicines regulator to prioritise their goods

SA Health Products Regulatory Authority faces a huge backlog of applications from pharmaceutical manufacturers hoping to register their products

Drugmakers withdraw thousands of product applications

New regulator is tackling a huge backlog, some of it dating back to the 1990s, but it is struggling to attract a CEO

Lobby group to fight state on doubling allowed emissions of sulphur dioxide

Environmental group groundWork has launched court proceedings in terms of the Air Quality Act, specifically fingering Eskom and Sasol

New start-up hopes to improve cover for palliative care

Alignd offers a new managed care model it says will save money and give patients a greater say in their end of life care

SA wins reprieve from US on HIV/AIDS funding

US President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief agrees to continue funding treatment programme as long as the US Congress approves and certain conditions are met

Vital National Health lab fires suspended CEO and CFO

The National Health Laboratory Service officials were guilty of misconduct relating to tenders worth about R200m

NEWS ANALYSIS: Personalities trump health issues as political parties fail to keep promises

There is neither hard questioning of the government’s progress in implementing National Health Insurance nor public debate on the merits of the DA’s proposed ...

No TV and smartphones for children younger than two, says WHO

The WHO says screen time should ideally only begin at the age of two years, and then for no more than an hour a day

Medicines regulator battles to crack down on illegal medical cannabis products

SA Health Products Regulatory Authority is working with the police to stop the sale of unregistered medicines

Pharmaceutical manufacturers resist calls for transparency on medicine prices

Activists’ single-minded focus on price could backfire, says International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations

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