Call for unit to root out illicit abortions

A separate unit dedicated to investigating illegal and backstreet abortion facilities may be needed to root out the increasing number of suspicious abortion facilities posing a danger to women's and public health.

Families of Aids victims 'make deal'

The families of hundreds of Libyan children with HIV would receive more than 400 million (R2.8 billion) under a deal expected to help free six foreign medics sentenced to death for infecting them, a source said yesterday.

Trying to plug the brain drain

A groundbreaking move by South Africa's health department could see nurses being paid at least 20 percent more, becoming the first beneficiaries of a plan to attract more healthcare students and keep homegrown skills home with higher salaries.

'Irrational fear' and 'stigma' feed increasing calls for criminal HIV transmission laws

Laws criminalising behaviour that may transmit HIV are the product, not of rational public health choices, but of irrational fears, which provide an inveterately poor basis for rational law-making, according to South Africas Justice Edwin Cameron. Speaking last night at Birkbeck College in central London, at an event co-hosted by NAM and the National AIDS Trust, Mr Justice Cameron argued that the laws current place in the AIDS epidemic is primarily to create legislation specially protecting the rights of those with HIV.

Govt On Recruitment Drive for Health Professionals

At least a thousand Tunisian doctors are expected to hit South African shores within the next few months as government continues its robust health professional recruitment drive. The Tunisian doctors are to be deployed in under-served areas of the country where there are major shortages of health professionals.

HIV and AIDS Thematic Coordinator

Closing date: 25 June 2007
We are looking for qualified and experienced person to fill the newly established and challenging post of HIV and AIDS thematic coordinator in our policy and campaign team in the Johannesburg office.

Govt Services Continue Despite Strike

Government continued to deliver services Wednesday, despite the national public sector wage strike, which included solidarity marches involving private sector unions.

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