Health minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang this week presented what may be her final budget as head of the health portfolio. She used the opportunity to mainly present successes by her department. The minister also used the occasion to claim victory in the battle against AIDS declaring that the 2007 HIV antenatal survey has shown a 1,2% drop in HIV prevalence among pregnant women.
South Africa must do more to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS amid rising child deaths and over one million children orphaned by the disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said Wednesday.
South African President Thabo Mbeki has fired his deputy health minister amidst controversy over a foreign trip and reported disagreements with the health minister over HIV/AIDS policies.
A national antenatal survey for 2006 has shown a decrease in the prevalence of HIV among pregnant women visiting public health facilities, national health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said on Monday.
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has requested an investigation by the research ethics council following concerns about the health of participants in microbicide clinical trials.
The African Ministers of Health have adopted the African Union Plan of Action for universal access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services in Africa by 2015.
The Minister of Health, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has called for a positive projection of the work done by South African communities and government to address the challenge of HIV and AIDS at the next months United Nations Special Session on HIV and AIDS.
Deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge dispenses with pomp in favour of problem solving.
The government is poised to clamp down on the sale of quick weight-loss products to obese South Africans desperate to become thin.
New voices in the Health Department raise hope that 2005 might be the turning point in the war on HIV/AIDS, writes Claire Keeton
BLOOD is flowing in the Health Department's Pretoria headquarters - although this time it's not being spilt in futile battles. Instead, it has been infused into key positions.