The NCOP is a unique legislative body, as it is composed of delegates from South Africa's nine provincial legislatures, and has representation from organised local government.
The World Health Organization on Monday warned customers not to buy drugs made by Swiss pharma giant Novartis's Sandoz generics unit in South Africa after an inspection revealed more than 40 faults. AFP reported that the WHO said it had sent an official Notice of Concern letter to Sandoz on September 12 after an inspection of the unit's Kempton Park factory in South Africa.
HIV-positive people living in Graaff-Reinet and surrounds are dying as they wait for the long-promised arrival of antiretrovirals, leaving hospice workers in the Eastern Cape town to care for the dying patients and the children they leave behind.
Twenty-five million people have died from HIV/Aids in 24 years, more than three million of whom died this year alone, and at least 40-million people today have HIV, a rise of about five million over the past 12 months.
The test helps a woman gauge her future fertility.
Governments should fund the necessary health research to ensure vibrant health systems and to reduce inequity and social injustice, health ministers urged at the conclusion of the summit on health research held in Mexico last week.
With an increasing number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS seeking foster care, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is placing enormous pressure on South Africa's child welfare system.
More and more children in southern Africa have been orphaned by AIDS. Most are cared for by their extended families and many have to move to a new community. Researchers from UK's Brunel University look at how orphans cope with these changes and identify ways to support successful migration of AIDS orphans.
Health Systems Trust
This document is intended primarily for the incoming DH&WMT in the Halegratz district, the Lowveld regional office and the provincial health department. This report presents the health and welfare situation analysis that was conducted by health and welfare workers of the Halegratz district between February and April 1998, with support from the Initiative for Sub-district Support (ISDS), a project of the Health Systems Trust (HST). This document discusses the health and welfare problems prevailing in the district.