World AIDS Day focuses on remembrance of those lost to the epidemic and mobilisation of resources to advocate for people who are vulnerable to and living with HIV, and 2014 marks a decade since the World AIDS Day theme was ‘Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS’.
The Department of Health is registered with the Department of Labour as a designated Employer and the filling of the following post will be in line with the Employment Equity Act (including people with disabilities).
POSITION: DIRECTOR: LEGAL SERVICES (REF. NO: NDOH 130/2014)
SALARY: An all inclusive remuneration package of R819 126 per annum (basic salary consists of 70% of total package, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund [13% of basic salary] and a flexible portion). The flexible portion of the package can be structured according to Senior Management Service guidelines.
The National Council Against Smoking invites applications for the above post. The Council’s mission is to promote health and prevent disease by reducing tobacco use in the population.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Wednesday unveiled the board of the newly established Office of Health Standards Compliance, a statutory body created through the amendment of the National Health Act to monitor compliance with norms and standards for healthcare delivery.
Jabulani is a nonprofit organisation that supports Zithulele Hospital and its surrounding community. Founded in 2007 by four Christian doctors, the organisation's focus is on healthcare, education, poverty relief, environmental issues and care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Jabulani Rural Health Foundation in partnership with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM), seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator to manage the Rural Ability Programme, based in Zithulele Hospital, Transkei, in the KSD (Mqanduli) sub-district of OR Tambo in the Eastern Cape.
An investigation into how the transport suppliers employed by multinational companies contributes to the spread of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa urges companies to take action.
Long-distance truck drivers have long-been identified as the primary dispersers of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. Truck drivers lead difficult lives with frequent overnight stays away from home, fewer social controls and excessive waiting periods in ports and border crossings, where the availability of commercial sex increases their vulnerability to infectious diseases and other health problems.
NHI details are not clear but it is certain that the priveged few will have to do with less.
"Healthcare in South Africa has to change and that's going to come at a cost for some people," said Paul Wayburne, an advocate, at the Board of Healthcare Funders conference in Cape Town this week.
"At the moment, we have a nice private sector and a not so great public one. Essentially what the government's National Health Insurance (NHI) system wants to do is lessen the gap between the two.
Cancer survivors gathered in central Cape Town yesterday to protest and raise awareness of the challenges faced by patients in South Africa, saying they are fed up with among others broken radiation machines and poor treatment access.
“We will overcome,” the group of cancer survivors and supporters sang during the picket in front of St George’s cathedral in Cape Town. Dressed in black and waving placards, the group wanted to raise awareness of the challenges faced by cancer patients and advocate to get cancer on the political agenda.