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Program Associate, HIV/AIDS

Closing date: TBA
Job ID: 06-197TSA
The HIV/AIDS Program Associates primary responsibility is to support the implementation and integration of HIV/AIDS services at district level. He/She works closely with the District HIV/AIDS Coordinator and the HIV/AIDS/STI/TB (HAST) committee at the district level to monitor and evaluate all district-based HIV/AIDS initiatives.

HIV & AIDS Advisor

Closing date: TBA
Job ID: 06-198TSA

The HIV & AIDS Advisor will provide the overall strategic framework for HIV & AIDS for the IPHC Project. She/He will provide technical support, guidance and leadership to the project for HIV & AIDS and related activities thus enhancing MSH profile as a leader in the field of HIV & AIDS. She/He will be responsible for supporting the Limpopo Province with the implementation and integration of HIV/AIDS services at provincial, district and facility levels. He/She works closely with the District HIV/AIDS Coordinator and the HIV/AIDS/STI/TB (HAST) committee at the district level to monitor and evaluate all district-based HIV/AIDS initiatives.

A not-to-be-missed BEE opportunity in the public health sector

The Health Sector Charter originally proposed by the Department of Health (DOH) failed to grasp the opportunity to empower the large number of employees in the public sector. If press reports are correct, this situation continues.

Many still think sex with a virgin cures AIDS

Asked whether sex with a virgin would cure AIDS, an alarming five percent of 2 000 people surveyed agreed, particularly in the coloured community.

Salary review for health workers

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SA teenagers still battle for access to abortion

A young girl falls pregnant and hides the fact from her parents, fearing their opprobrium. She visits a back-street abortionist, where an unsterile knitting needle is inserted into her vagina. Days later she is hospitalised for severe sepsis of the uterus. The teenager will never bear children again. She is one of the lucky ones.

THIRD PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE - Post Conference Report

The Third Public Health Conference was successfully held from the 16th to the 17th May 2006 at the Eskom Convention Centre, Midrand. The theme of the conference was Making Health Systems Work with two sub-themes that were decreasing the burden of disease and increasing equity, effectiveness and efficiency. The conference was co-hosted by PHASA, the Gauteng Department of Health, the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health, Health Systems Trust, the International Epidemiology Association (IEA) and INCLEN Africa.

Personalise HIV and Aids, Says Aids Activist

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World Bank accused of deception over malaria funding

The World Bank, a leader in the global effort to control malaria, has been accused of deception and medical malpractice by a group of public health doctors for failing to carry out its funding promises and wrongly claiming its programmes have been successful at cutting the death toll from the disease.