Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint a Copy and Content Editor to provide editing services to the organisation. The post is based at our Durban office.
This is a one year, fixed-term contract position, renewable based on funding and performance.
To review and edit all HST publications, reports and other electronic and hard copy information. To ensure all HST texts due for publication are well written, grammatically correct and user-friendly.
A recent report incorrectly stated that 28% of schoolgirls in South Africa are HIV positive, the Health Department said.
"It only applied to a very small area in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where HIV was prevalent - six or seven schools," department spokesman Joe Maila said.
On March 14, the Sowetan ran the headline: 28% of schoolgirls are HIV positive, based on comments by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
Sapa lifted the essence of the story. Fact-checking organisation Africa Check said the lifted story, with the incorrect percentage, went on to be rewritten and widely distributed until it went global.
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A campaign to boost the low number of black bone marrow donors has been launched in the lead-up to Bandana Day on Wednesday.
The Big Issue magazine has partnered with The Sunflower Fund to encourage more black donors to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry with the group making up only four percent of the 65 000 current donors.
This makes it difficult for black cancer patients to find compatible donors.
Bodily tissue-type is inherited from both parents so the closer a bone marrow donor is in genetic makeup the more likely a match will be. It is extremely unlikely that a white person’s tissue type will match a black person’s and vice versa.