UNICEF report says progress made, but more needed to prevent the deaths of more than 1.5 million children under five each year
Speech by the Minister of Health - Saving Mothers Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in
It gives me a great pleasure to address you this morning as we discuss the critical issue of the health of mothers in our country. This is one of the groundbreaking work that we have been involved in as country. I do not know of any other developing country that do not only record maternal deaths, but goes on to investigate the causes with the aim of preventing these unfortunate incidents.
The International Society for Equity in Health, ISEqH, welcomes those interested in promoting equity in health to share experience and expertise at its Fourth International Conference in Adelaide, Australia, September 11th-13th.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will donate 500 million US dollars (R3.5 billion) over the next five years to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
THE dog-eared clinic card may one day be little more than a curious historical artefact if government's ambitious plans to overhaul the way patient records are stored is successful. The dream is that one day every South African will have their own smart card containing their entire medical history and current conditions * vital information that could mean the difference between life and death in an emergency.
Participate in the second Global Health Watch, by submitting human interest stories and case studies. We are calling on activists, health workers and academics from around the world to submit case studies and testimonies or stories based on individual or group experiences to supplement the second edition of the report and reinforce its main themes.
A half-day was set aside at this week's Partnership Forum in Durban for skills building. In ten separate small group sessions, participants shared their experiences concerning what was working well. The following is a summary of some of the lessons learned:
The Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) calls for applications to its annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) Programme. The Fellowship is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria from July 10 - 28, 2006.
Developing countries have made strides in providing access to clean water and schooling, but efforts to achieve other internationally agreed targets to combat extreme poverty and a host other global ills are falling behind schedule, according to a United Nations report released today.
More than four years since its launch, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has made significant gains in combating three of the world's deadliest diseases, but is threatened by funding shortfalls.