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 2018

  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2018-07-18
    The global AIDS response is at a precarious point—partial success in saving lives and stopping new HIV infections is giving way to complacency. At the halfway point to the 2020 targets, the pace of progress is not match...
  • Author:
    Office of Health Standards Com
    Published by:
    Office of Health Sciences Comp
    Publication Date:
    2018-06-05
    The objectives of the OHSC as defined in the NHA are “to protect and promote the health and safety of users of health services” within the Republic of South Africa. ...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2018-04-30
    NEWSLETTER OF THE COMMUNICABLE & NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES BRANCH Recommitting to the principles in the Alma Ata Declaration...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2018-05-17
    The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health. This 2018 edition contains the latest available data for 36 health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators....
  • Author:
    Department of Health
    Published by:
    uMgungundlovu Health District
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-01
    The UMgungundlovu Health Dis-trict held its second service ex-cellence awards ceremony on the 24 November 2017....
  • Author:
    Medecins sans Frontiers
    Published by:
    Medecins sans Frontiers
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-17
    This issue brief provides information regarding the changing product landscape, and updates on pricing and access to three critical medical interventions...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2018-03-01
    These guidelines provide recommendations and good practice guidance on the optimal approach to diagnosing cryptococcal meningitis......
  • Author:
    Regional Network for Equity in
    Published by:
    Regional Network for Equity in
    Publication Date:
    2018-02-12
    ...
  • Author:
    Malusi Gigaba
    Published by:
    Republic of South Africa
    Publication Date:
    2018-02-21
    ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation Regi
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation Regi
    Publication Date:
    2017-08-15
    Expanded Programs on Immunization (EPI) is responsible for vaccines and vaccination to control, eliminate and eradicate vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs)....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation Regi
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation Regi
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-15
    This report explores the current nutrition status of countries in the WHO African Region in relation to the six primary outcomes achievable by 2025 and the other global nutrition monitoring framework indicators....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2018-01-10
    The recommendations in these guidelines provide overarching, evidence-based guidance on how risk communication should be practised in an emergency....
  • Author:
    UNESCO
    Published by:
    UNESCO
    Publication Date:
    2018-01-03
    The International technical guidance on sexuality education was developed to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of sexuality education programmes and materials....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-31
    The purpose of this guideline is to explain to healthcare professionals and administrative employees what their records management obligations are in terms of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Ac...
  • Author:
    Dr Margaret Chan
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-01
    "Ten years in public health 2007-2017" chronicles the evolution of global public health during the tenure of Dr Chan, WHO Director-General. ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-30
    This manual is intended for health managers at all levels of the health systems. The manual is based on the WHO guideline "Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women: WHO clinical and poli...
  • Author:
    B Sartorius
    Published by:
    International Journal of Epide
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-04
    There is a global epidemic of overweight and obesity; however, this rate of increase is even greater in some low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)....
  • Author:
    The Wold Bank
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-12
    This year’s joint Universal Health Coverage Monitoring Report is being published at a crucial moment. Never efore has there been as much political momentum for universal health coverage as there is right now....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-12
    Working Paper prepared by the WHO Regional Office for Africa...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-30
    Travellers to, and residents in, malaria endemic areas are at risk of acquiring malaria. Stringent nondrug measures should be taken to avoid mosquito bites throughout the year, even in low malaria transmission areas....
  • Author:
    MSF
    Published by:
    Medecins Sans Fromtieres
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-28
    Sexual violence is a major problem in South Africa, with studies showing that up to one in four women have been raped in their lifetime. Only a small proportion of rapes are reported to the police and many survivors nev...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-29
    The World Malaria Report 2017 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organization...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-27
    This report summarizes public health events detected, verified, assessed and reported in three WHO Regions, namely Africa, the Americas and Europe. from 2001 to 2016, with a focus on 2016....
  • Author:
    South African National AIDS Co
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-16
    The South African National LGBTI HIV Plan, 2017-2022 (LGBTI HIV Plan) is a milestone in the country’s response to HIV, AIDS, STIs, and TB....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-20
    UNAIDS has launched a new report showing that access to treatment has risen significantly. By June 2017, around 20.9 million people had access to the life-saving medicines. ...
  • Author:
    Klaus von Pressentin
    Published by:
    African Journal of Primary Hea
    Publication Date:
    2017-04-28
    The supply of appropriate health workers is a key building block in the WorldHealth Organization’s model of effective health systems. Primary care teams are stronger if they contain doctors with postgraduate training in...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-10-30
    Global efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37%, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Despite these achievements, the latest pic...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS and UNFPA
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-10-10
    As part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have launched a new road map to reduce new HIV infections....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-09-20
    A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development, shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-09-18
    Premature death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) continues to be one of the major development challenges in the 21st century. NCDs kill 15 million women and men between the ages of 30 and 70 each year, and leave no ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-01
    With the 2016 Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection, WHO updated and launched new policy recommendations....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-01
    Nearly 15 million voluntary medical male circumcisions have been performed for HIV prevention in 14 countries of eastern and southern Africa during the decade since WHO and UNAIDS recommended VMMC as an additional HIV p...
  • Author:
    Various
    Published by:
    Journal of the International A
    Publication Date:
    2017-08-29
    A supplement from the Journal of the International AIDS Society 2017 - Volume 20, Supplement 6...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    WHO
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-01
    This publication provides guidance on the public health response to pretreatment HIV drug resistance to non-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors among people without prior ARV drug exposure or people......
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-09-01
    The Department of Health has launched the B-Wise mobi-site, to help young South Africans seeking medical advice to get information straight from health professionals as well as minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-09-01
    The Department of Health has launched the B-Wise mobi-site, to help young South Africans seeking medical advice to get information straight from health professionals as well as minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi....
  • Author:
    Joint United Nations Programme
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-08-29
    HIV testing services are an essential gateway to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. WHO and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) endorse and encourage universal access to knowledge ...
  • Author:
    Graeme Meintjes, Michelle A. M
    Published by:
    Southern African Journal of HI
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-14
    These guidelines are intended as an update to those published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine in 2014 and the update on when to initiate antiretroviral therapy in 2015....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    NDoH
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-30
    In this issue of the Newsletter we discuss some of the key results from the Demographic and Health Survey 2016...
  • Author:
    Joint United Nations Programme
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-21
    The report, Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90–90–90 targets, gives a detailed analysis of progress and challenges towards achieving the 90–90–90 targets. ...
  • Author:
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tub
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-20
    This report shows that in 6 of the 11 countries surveyed in Africa, Asia and Latin America, over 10% of people starting antiretroviral therapy had a strain of HIV that was resistant to some of the most widely used HIV m...
  • Author:
    René English, Nazia Peer, Simo
    Published by:
    Global Health Action
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-18
    In South Africa (SA), despite adoption of international strategies and approaches, maternal, neonatal and child (MNC) morbidity and mortality rates have not sufficiently declined....
  • Author:
    Meintjes G, Black J, Conradie
    Published by:
    Southern African HIV Clinician
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-14
    These guidelines are intended as an update to those published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine in 2014 and the update on when to initiate antiretroviral therapy in 2015....
  • Author:
    Jody Boffa, Rory Dunbar, Ricar
    Published by:
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre/Stellen
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-09
    A groundbreaking guide aimed at helping people to set up community-based HIV prevention services.The guide sets out how to take HIV prevention services to the people in a bid to reduce the transmission of HIV in South A...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-30
    This is an overview by the National Department of Health on research done globally...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-30
    This White Paper lays the foundation for moving South Africa towards universal health coverage (UHC) through the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) and establishment of a unified health system....
  • Author:
    Department of Health
    Published by:
    Department Of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-30
    South Africa is facing numerous challenges when it comes to healthcare costs and services. The country spends huge amounts of money for health care on very few people....
  • Author:
    High-Level Working Group on th
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-05-21
    This report refers throughout to rights “to health and through health” to express this fact: the right to health does not stand alone but is indivisible from other human rights. ...
  • Author:
    Sir Liam Donaldson (on behalf
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-05-11
    This independent report, commissioned by WHO and written by Sir Liam Donaldson, reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade during which Dr Margaret Chan has been Director-G...
  • Author:
    Rob Dorrington, Debbie Bradsha
    Published by:
    Medical Research Council
    Publication Date:
    2004-01-01
    Dorrington R, Bradshaw D, Johnson L, Budlender D. The Demographic Impact of HIV/AIDS in South Africa: National Indicators for 2004. Cape Town: Centre for Actuarial Research, South African Medical Research Council and Ac...
  • Author:
    Wim Van Lerberghe, Annick Manu
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2005-01-01
    World Health Organisation. The World Health Report 2005: Make every mother and child count. Geneva: World Health Organisation; 2005...
  • Author:
    Shisana O, Rehle T, Simbayi LC
    Published by:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Publication Date:
    2005-01-01
    Shisana O, Rehle T, Simbayi LC, Parker W, Zuma K, Bhana A, et al. South African National HIV Prevalence, HIV Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey, 2005. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council; 2005....
  • Author:
    Kevin Watkins
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2006-01-01
    Human Development Report 2006: Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis. New York: UNDP; 2006....
  • Author:
    Lincoln Chen, David Evans, Tim
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2006-01-01
    World Health Organisation. The World Health Report 2006: Working together for health. Geneva: World Health Organisation; 2006....
  • Author:
    Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Micha
    Published by:
    WORLD BANK
    Publication Date:
    2006-01-01
    World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development. The World Bank; 2005....
  • Author:
    Rob Dorrington, Leigh Johnson,
    Published by:
    UCT
    Publication Date:
    2006-01-01
    Dorrington RE, Johnson LF, Bradshaw D, Daniel T. The Demographic Impact of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. National and Provincial Indicators for 2006. Cape Town: Centre for Actuarial Research, SA Medical Research Council and...
  • Author:
    Medical Research Council
    Published by:
    Medical Research Council
    Publication Date:
    2006-01-01
    Stephen CR, Patrick ME, editors. Saving Children 2006: A survey of child healthcare in South Africa. Pretoria: University of Pretoria, MRC, CDC; 2008...
  • Author:
    Thomson Prentice, Lina Tucker
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2007-01-01
    World Health Organisation. The World Health Report 2007: a safer future: global public health security in the 21st century. Geneva: World Health Organisation; 2007....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2008-01-01
    It is our pleasure to introduce the fourth edition of the Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for Primary Health Care...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2010-01-01
    The "tried and tested" models described reflect the range of great work being done at the coal face to prevent HIV infection and mother-to-child prevention of HIV....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This monograph arises from the deliberations of the National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD) on how best to minimise maternal deaths from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in South Africa....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, ILO, WH
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This newly released report, published by UNICEF with UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, ILO, WHO and the World Bank, describes the state of the epidemic in young people,.....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The Guidelines focus on the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people....
  • Author:
    UNFPA
    Published by:
    UNFPA
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Increasing women's access to quality midwifery has become a focus of global efforts to realize the right of every woman to the best possible health care during pregnancy and childbirth. A first step is assessing the sit...
  • Author:
    WHO and World Bank Group
    Published by:
    WHO and World Bank Group
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This Global Plan provides the foundation for country-led movement towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    These guidelines aim to provide evidence- based guidance to health-care providers on the appropriate responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, including clinical interventions and emotion...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    When countries gathered in New York at the beginning of this century to articulate a new development agenda, one of the most momentous steps they took was to elevate health on the global development agenda....
  • Author:
    Dr Penny Whiting
    Published by:
    Medical Research Council
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This MRC Policy Brief summarises the key points of a systematic review evaluating the medicinal use of cannabis....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health.
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2016-02-12
    The Water Supply and Sanitation Policy White Paper of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry addressed sanitation policy but acknowledged that further work was required....
  • Author:
    Department of Social Developme
    Published by:
    Department of Social Developme
    Publication Date:
    2016-03-09
    It gives me great pleasure and honour to introduce the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the first ever policy document in South Africa....
  • Author:
    Rob Dorrington, Debbie Bradsha
    Published by:
    UCT
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    Dorrington RE, Bradshaw D, Budlender D. HIV/AIDS profile of the provinces of South Africa indicators for 2002. Centre for Actuarial Research, Medical Research Council and the Actuarial Society of South Africa; 2002....
  • Author:
    Anthony Rodgers, Patrick Vaugh
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    World Health Organisation. The World Health Report 2002. Reducing Risks, Promoting Health Life. Geneva: World Health Organisation; 2002....
  • Author:
    Vittorio di Martino
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    The ILO, the ICN, the WHO and Public Services International (PSI) launched in 2000 a joint programme in order to develop sound policies and practical approaches for the prevention and elimination of violence in the heal...
  • Author:
    Susan Steinman
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    There is growing concern worldwide about the increase in workplace violence. The purpose of the study is to obtain information on the level of workplace violence in the health sector in South Africa....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO
    Publication Date:
    2003-01-01
    tHe number of infants born with HIV infection is growing every day. The AIDS pandemic represents a tragic setback in the progress made on child welfare and survival....
  • Author:
    Helen Barnes, Gemma Wright, Mi
    Published by:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Publication Date:
    2007-01-01
    Barnes H, Wright G, Noble M, Dawes A. The South African Index of Multiple Deprivation for Children: Census 2001. Cape Town: HSRC Press; 2007...
  • Author:
    Pierre M Barker, Francois Vent
    Published by:
    University of Durban-Westville
    Publication Date:
    2007-10-01
    Barker PM, Venter F. Setting district-based annual targets for HAART and PMTCT - a first step in planning effective intervention for the HIV/AIDS epidemic. S Afr Med J. 2007 Oct;97(10):916-7....
  • Author:
    Rachel P. Wildman, Paul Muntne
    Published by:
    2008 American Medical Associat
    Publication Date:
    2008-08-12
    Wildman RP, Muntner P, Reynolds K, et al. The Obese without cardiometabolic risk factor clustering and the normal weight with cardiometabolic risk factor clustering. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(15):1617-24....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Many countries with a high burden of HIV infection also face burgeoning epidemics of noncommunicable diseases...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The primary goals of Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention are to improve the dignity, quality, and length of life of people living with HIV; ...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The MDG Report 2011 highlights development successes, and says many are due in part to continued economic growth in some developing countries and targeted efforts in critical MDG areas, such as health...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-10-01
    We live in a time of unprecedented hope for the 33.3 million people living with HIV worldwide. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) offers the promise of a full and fulfilling life....
  • Author:
    TAG AVAC UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This report is a preliminary assessment of global investments in research and development (R&D) devoted to the discovery and development of new therapies and treatment strategies for HIV...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-07-27
    This report shows that these global commitments will be achieved only if the unique needs of young women and men are acknowledged, and their human rights fulfilled, respected, and protected...
  • Author:
    South African National AIDS Co
    Published by:
    South African National AIDS Co
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The purpose of this work is to assist South Africa in improving its HIV prevention response. In 2011, the South African government has the challenging task to draw up a new 5-year strategy:...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-08-01
    DHS News - Newsletter of the District Health System Strengthening the District Health System; District Health Plans; Facility Audits; Support for District Health Plans and Implementation; Three Streams of PHC Re-engine...
  • Author:
    Human Rights Watch
    Published by:
    Human Rights Watch
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This report is based on research conducted between August 2010 and April 2011. During this period, Human Rights Watch researchers interviewed 157 women who received maternal health services......
  • Author:
    United Nations Population Fund
    Published by:
    United Nations Population Fund
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The report looks at the issue through the prism of national case studies. These pinpoint how a variety of partners have come together, pooling ideas, expertise and resources, to empower women to access female condoms...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    South Africa is in the process of introducing an innovative system of healthcare financing with far reaching consequences on the health of South Africans...
  • Author:
    Lucy Jamieson, Rachel Bray, An
    Published by:
    UCT
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The South African Child Gauge is produced annually by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape to monitor government and civil society’s progress towards realising children’s rights...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NDoH - Policy on the Management of Hospitals 2011...
  • Author:
    Report of the Office of the Un
    Published by:
    Human Rights Council Eighteent
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The present study, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 15/17, contains an analytical compilation of good and effective practices in adopting a human rights-based approach to eliminate preventable mater...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The report features information about the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) situation in 193 countries....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Worldwide, the number of malaria deaths has fallen by a fifth over the past decade, reflecting an influx of funds to fight the disease with better drugs and mosquito nets, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) said in a this released...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This report presents the most comprehensive compilation to date of sex-disaggregated statistics on children and young people in the developing world....
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said after releasing the latest estimates on wor...
  • Author:
    The Partnership for Maternal,
    Published by:
    World Health Organzation
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    On behalf of the board and secretariat of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), we are pleased tointroduce this 2011 report, Analysing Commitments to Advance the Global Strategy for Women’s and C...
  • Author:
    The World Bank
    Published by:
    The World Bank
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The lives of girls and women have changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The pace of change has been astonishing in some areas, but in others, progress toward gender equality has been limited, even in devel...
  • Author:
    Department for International D
    Published by:
    Department for International D
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The Mental Health and Poverty Project (MHaPP) is a 5- year study of mental health policy development and implementation in 4 African countries: Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia...
  • Author:
    Watt, Patrick; Brikci N, Brear
    Published by:
    Save the Children
    Publication Date:
    Health workers are undoubtedly the most important resource that we have in providing and improving the health and chances of survival of children, mothers and their families...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This report is the third in a series of WHO reports on the status of global tobacco control policy implementation...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    As the magnitude of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) continue to accelerate globally, the pressing need for increased awareness and for stronger and more focused international and country responses is increasingly recogni...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011 represents the latest estimate of global mental health resources available to prevent and treat mental disorders and help protect the human rights of people living with these conditions....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This is the sixteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997....
  • Author:
    International Food Policy Rese
    Published by:
    International Food Policy Rese
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Global Hunger Index 2011...
  • Author:
    UNESCO
    Published by:
    UNESCO
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    There has been considerable progress across the world in responding to HIV and AIDS. Yet, the number of people newly infected with HIV continues to rise in many countries, and AIDS is still a leading cause of adult mort...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    In March 2010 the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership launched the RBM Progress & Impact Series, a strategic effort to secure high levels of commitment to malaria control among donor countries...
  • Author:
    Other/ unknown/ unpublished
    Published by:
    Other/ unknown/ unpublished
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Women worldwide have been forced or coerced by medical personnel to submit to permanent and irreversible sterilization procedures...
  • Author:
    Multiple
    Published by:
    Unknown
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The Independent Monitoring Board was convened at the request of the World Health Assembly to monitor and guide the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s 2010-12 Strategic Plan...
  • Author:
    UNFPA
    Published by:
    UNFPA
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    How large a number can our Earth sustain? These are important questions, but perhaps not the right ones for our times....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    It is a year to the day since the World Health Organization (WHO) published its fi rst report on neglected tropical diseases...
  • Author:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Progress in health and development in the poorest countries is in serious danger if the world does not make a concerted effort to reduce inequities, protect the environment and promote sustainability...
  • Author:
    unknown
    Published by:
    Harvard College
    Publication Date:
    2011-10-01
    In 2010 The Lancet published “Expansion of cancer care and control in countries of low and middle income: a call to action¨ signed by the members of the GTF.CCC...
  • Author:
    IDASA
    Published by:
    IDASA
    Publication Date:
    2011-10-01
    This paper from the Governance and Aids Programme at Idasa examines the role that local government might play in promoting food security for people living with HIV in a democratic governance context...
  • Author:
    World Economic Forum
    Published by:
    World Economic Forum
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Many of the world’s women are moving closer to gender equality, but substantial gaps remain between men and women in health, education and, particularly, political and economic participation in a number of countries...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    In order to help countries produce standardized reports to effectively measure the state of the epidemic, UNAIDS has released the new guidelines on Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting 2012...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has been released and shows that 2011 was a game changing year for the AIDS response with unprecedented progress in science, political leadership a...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This discussion paper summarizes the approach to HIV prevention programming known as “combination prevention” that UNAIDS recommends to achieve the greatest and most lasting impact on reducing HIV incidence ...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This report highlights the role that the Technical Support Facilities (TSF) have played in Africa and Asia to strengthen countries capacities to fund, plan, manage and coordinate effective, larger scale HIV programs...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Children around the world are doing better than ever, according to a new report from UNICEF and Save the Children UK...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The study highlights the likely impact of climate change on children’s health, education, nutrition, safety and access to adequate housing and sanitation in South Africa –...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Workforce planning for the health service is challenging and complex. Nonetheless, workforce planning is an important process...
  • Author:
    Stephen Lewis
    Published by:
    Unknown
    Publication Date:
    2011-11-28
    Remarks by Stephen Lewis, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, delivered at a colloquium hosted by Yale University’s Global Health Leadership Institute and the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, CT, on November 28, 2...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-12-01
    In this issue we outline activities that should be part of the routine functions of the district health management team, led by the district manager....
  • Author:
    AVAC
    Published by:
    AVAC
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This year's report lays out a three-part, science-based agenda for ending the AIDS epidemic in our lifetimes and synthesizes the actions needed across the spectrum of existing, emerging and long-term biomedical HIV prev...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO
    Published by:
    UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The Progress report 2011: Global HIV/AIDS response reviews progress made until the end of 2010 in scaling up access to health sector interventions for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in low–and middle-income...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The Survey is used to estimate the national prevalence of HIV and Syphilis infection among pregnant women and then establish HIV prevalence estimate among the adult population of 15-49 year olds...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    South Africa's Strategic Plan for AIDS, STIs and TB. The plan’s target is that by 2016 80% of people are on ARV treatment, that deaths from TB have been halved, and that new HIV infections are cut by 50%....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Joint Strategic Action Framework to Accelerate the Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa...
  • Author:
    Human Rights Watch
    Published by:
    Human Rights Watch
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This 21st annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide...
  • Author:
    The Red Cross
    Published by:
    The Red Cross
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This report provides evidence that health inequities can and need to be addressed through a holistic approach....
  • Author:
    Human Rights Watch
    Published by:
    Human Rights Watch
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This 93-page report is based on more than 120 interviews conducted in six provinces....
  • Author:
    Stephen L. Cochi
    Published by:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Publication Date:
    2011-12-01
    In January 2010 at the World Economic Forum, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Decade of Vaccines by pledging $10 billion over the next 10 years to support worldwide efforts to develop and deliver vacci...
  • Author:
    Phillip Nieburg, Nancy M. McLa
    Published by:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Publication Date:
    2011-12-01
    Much of the substantial progress seen in global health over the past several decades can be ascribed to the beneficial impacts of various vaccines and immunization programs on the control of serious disease among both i...
  • Author:
    Policy Cures
    Published by:
    Policy Cures
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    A fresh round of funding cuts from rich nations in the wake of the global financial crisis threaten the development of a new generation of lifesaving medicines and vaccines just as they are on the verge of reaching pati...
  • Author:
    international treatment prepar
    Published by:
    Other/ unknown/ unpublished
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    New research by community activists from Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, and Nigeria finds that women’s health is still not a priority within programmes to prevent vertical transmission of HIV......
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This document seeks to analyse how LDCs have utilized the 2016 extension to facilitate the production and access to HIV and other medicines for their populations; discuss what can be done to maximize the opportunities p...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    A global review of the key interventions related to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child Health...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    The World Malaria Report 2010 summarizes information received from 106 malaria-endemic countries and other sources and updates the analyses presented in the 2009 Report....
  • Author:
    HEALTH AFFAIRS 31, NO. 1 (2012
    Published by:
    Other/ unknown/ unpublished
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    How has funding to developing countries for health improvement changed in the wake of the global financial crisis? The question is vital for policy making, planning, and advocacy purposes in donor and recipient countrie...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-12-01
    This report was prepared by the UNAIDS Advisory Group on HIV and Sex Work to complement the UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work (2009)....
  • Author:
    The World Bank
    Published by:
    The World Bank
    Publication Date:
    2011-12-01
    The lives of women around the world have improved dramatically, at a pace and scope difficult to imagine even 25 years ago. Women have made unprecedented gains in rights, education, health, and access to jobs and liveli...
  • Author:
    F Machingura, R Loewenson, K C
    Published by:
    Training and Research Support
    Publication Date:
    2011-12-01
    The Community based systems in HIV treatment (CoBaSys) programme aims to understand and support conditions for community empowerment in services providing treatment for people living with HIV in east and southern Africa...
  • Author:
    Peoples Health Movement
    Published by:
    Peoples Health Movement
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    Global Health Watch 3 comprises five broad sections. The first section, entitled ‘The global political and economic architecture’, provides an analysis to locate the decisions and choices that impact on health...
  • Author:
    The World Bank
    Published by:
    The World Bank
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    HIV/AIDS imposes enormous economic, social, health, and human costs and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This document sets out an overarching policy for the DHMIS for South Africa....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This Policy Framework assesses the need for and benefits of decentralisation and deinstitutionalisation of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) care and treatment...
  • Author:
    Institute for Alternative Futu
    Published by:
    Institute for Alternative Futu
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Primary Care 2025: A Scenario Exploration is a project developed by the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) with support from the Kresge Foundation to consider the range of forces, challenges, and opportunities shap...
  • Author:
    Christopher JL Murray, Lisa C
    Published by:
    The Lancet
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    During the past decade, renewed global and national efforts to combat malaria have led to ambitious goals. ...
  • Author:
    Lucy Gilson, editor
    Published by:
    World Health Orgnaization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) is often criticized for lacking rigour, providing a weak basis for generalization of its findings and, therefore, offering limited value for policy-makers...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    More than half of the world’s 7 billion people now live in urban areas. What does this mean for children? ...
  • Author:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Published by:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Over the course of 2011, the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria experienced unprecedented adversity....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    UNAIDS Welcome to the 95th issue of HIV This Week ! In this issue, we cover the following topics:...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The Bill seeks to: Amend the National Health Act, 2003, so as to provide for the establishment of the Office of Health Standards Compliance: Public hearings will take place on the 13, 14 & 16 March 2012 at Parliament....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    These policy guidelines on collaborative TB/HIV activities are a compilation of existing WHO recommendations on HIV-related TB. They follow the same framework as the 2004 interim policy document, structuring the activit...
  • Author:
    The Economist
    Published by:
    The Economist
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    To research this report, the Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed the literature and data available on Africa’s current healthcare systems....
  • Author:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Published by:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Every day, approximately 1000 women die in childbirth or from a pregnancy-related complication.1 Maternal death can occur at any time in pregnancy, but delivery is by far the most dangerous time for both the mother and ...
  • Author:
    Medical Research Council
    Published by:
    Medical Research Council
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Against a background of growing access to, and increasing enthusiasm for the use of mobile phone technology in health services in low and middle income countries, we reviewed the potential usefulness of mHealth ......
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This report provides information by country on the proportion of adult (age 30 years and above) deaths attributable to tobacco by major communicable and non-communicable causes by age and sex...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    On Thursday, 22 March 2012 the Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, outlined the 10 districts in the country that were identified for the phased piloting of the National Health Insurance (NHI) due to start on 1 April 2...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-08
    Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the 5th Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Addis...
  • Author:
    Global Health Strategies initi
    Published by:
    Global Health Strategies initi
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    With donor spending from the U.S. and Europe slowing or declining, there is an urgent need for new global health resources and champions...
  • Author:
    Rights4Change and Margreet de
    Published by:
    Other/ unknown/ unpublished
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    This mapping-tool supports NGO's and service providing organisations to get an overall picture of Violence Against Women (VAW) in their country / region......
  • Author:
    Treatment Action Group (TAG)
    Published by:
    Treatment Action Group (TAG)
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This is the 2nd Edition of the Treatment Action Group and Stop TB Partnership’s 2011 report on funding trends for tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D) from the baseline year 2005 through 2010, the last year ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This global brief looks at existing health data and draws on some exciting new work to help us better understand the needs of older people and identify actions we can all take....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Recent developments suggest that substantial clinical and programmatic advantages can come from adopting a single, universal regimen both to treat HIV-infected pregnant women and to prevent mother-to-child transmission ...
  • Author:
    International HIV/AIDS Allianc
    Published by:
    International HIV/AIDS Allianc
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This report draws on recently collected field data from numerous countries where the International HIV/AIDS Alliance operates to explain why the funding crisis requires urgent action on the part of Global Fund donors an...
  • Author:
    Save the Children
    Published by:
    Save the Children
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This report analyses the improvements to children’s lives during the past two decades in five sectors: health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education and child protection...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    the objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    New WHO guidelines recommend offering HIV testing and counselling to couples, wherever HIV testing and counselling is available, including in antenatal clinics...
  • Author:
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Published by:
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The field of global health is witnessing a shift in focus from disease-driven initiatives to projects aimed at increasing the sustainability and strengthening of health systems...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This work is a summary of material prepared for a forthcoming book by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies...
  • Author:
    African Development Bank
    Published by:
    African Development Bank
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Three countries in Southern Africa have the highest adult HIV prevalence in the world: Swaziland (25.9%), Botswana (24.8%), and Lesotho (23.6%). Fiscal policy is crucial for addressing this HIV/AIDS crisis...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Key Issues in the Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Within 10 yrs of implementing the national Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV programme in South Africa interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV are now ......
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    World Health Statistics 2012 contains WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Go...
  • Author:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The 2012 Human Development Report for Africa explores why dehumanizing hunger remains pervasive in the region, despite abundant agricultural resources, a favorable growing climate, and rapid economic growth rates...
  • Author:
    UNFPA
    Published by:
    UNFPA
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Globally, the total number of maternal deaths decreased by from 543 000 in 1990 to 287 000 in 2010. ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The report covers the maternal deaths that were reported to the NCCEMD secretariat by 15th April 2011, and that occurred in the triennium 2008-2010. The same definitions used in previous Saving Mothers reports were used...
  • Author:
    African Development Bank
    Published by:
    African Development Bank
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This is the twelfth volume of Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group....
  • Author:
    EQUINET
    Published by:
    EQUINET
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Convened by EQUINET, in association with the ECSA Health Community and IDRC Canada, this session presented evidence and experience from work carried out in 2010-2012 in five countries ...
  • Author:
    EQUINET
    Published by:
    EQUINET
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This report was commissioned by the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET). It highlights areas of concern for gender equity in health in East and Southern Africa (ESA), based on a r...
  • Author:
    EQUINET
    Published by:
    EQUINET
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    From 26-28 April 2012, EQUINET held a regional methods workshop in Cape Town, South Africa...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Over the past ten years, an increasing number of countries are initiating, negotiating and agreeing new trade agreements between two countries or amongst a group of countries...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    There is widespread consensus that providing universal, sustainable, affordable and quality health services underpins efforts to achieve equitable health outcomes...
  • Author:
    Peoples Health Movement
    Published by:
    Peoples Health Movement
    Publication Date:
    2012-06-01
    WHO Watch is pleased to present this report on the debates and decisions taken at the 65th World Health Assembly and 131st Executive Board meeting....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Between 31 January and 2 February 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting of experts to discuss recent research on use of hormonal contraception by women at high risk of HIV and those currently livi...
  • Author:
    Center for Global Development
    Published by:
    Center for Global Development
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Health donors, policymakers, and practitioners continuously make life-and-death decisions about which type of patients receive what interventions, when, and at what cost...
  • Author:
    The International Union Agains
    Published by:
    The International Union Agains
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This guide summarises The Union's experience in developing approaches to integrated TB-HIV care for adults in resource-limited settings...
  • Author:
    UNESCO
    Published by:
    UNESCO
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    With over 120 maps, charts and tables, the UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education enables readers to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression fro...
  • Author:
    UNFPA
    Published by:
    UNFPA
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This report presents new 2012 estimates of the numbers and proportions of women in the developing world using modern methods and in need of modern contraception, as well as the cost and impact of meeting this need...
  • Author:
    District Health System Newslet
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-06-01
    This is the first issue of the DHS News for 2012! Much has happened during the first 4 months of this year. To begin, the Minister of Health made the much-anticipated announcement of the names of the first 10 NHI pilot ...
  • Author:
    Global Commission on Drug Poli
    Published by:
    Global Commission on Drug Poli
    Publication Date:
    2012-06-01
    The global war on drugs is driving the HIV/AIDS pandemic among people who use drugs and their sexual partners...
  • Author:
    Save the Children
    Published by:
    Save the Children
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Family planning is a fundamental right. More surprisingly perhaps, it’s also vital to improving children’s chances of survival...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Leaders from around the world attending the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS committed to work towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and reducing AIDS-related maternal mortality...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This year’s report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) highlights several milestones...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Adolescents are generally perceived as a healthy age group, and yet 20% of them, in any given year, experience a mental health problem, most commonly depression or anxiety...
  • Author:
    Global Commission on HIV and t
    Published by:
    Global Commission on HIV and t
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV...
  • Author:
    African Union
    Published by:
    African Union
    Publication Date:
    This Roadmap presents a set of practical African-sourced solutions for enhancing shared responsibility and global solidarity for AIDS, TB and malaria responses in Africa on a sustainable basis by 2015....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-07-01
    This new UNAIDS report contains the latest data on numbers of new HIV infections, numbers of people receiving antiretroviral treatment, AIDS-related deaths and HIV among children...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    High maternal, perinatal and under-five morbidity and mortality are some of the formidable development challenges in Africa. The disturbing part is that the large number of deaths is due to preventable causes...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-07-01
    These recommendations have been developed specifically to address the daily use of antiretrovirals in HIV-uninfected people to block the acquisition of HIV infection....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-07-01
    These recommendations have been developed specifically to address the daily use of antiretrovirals in HIV-uninfected people to block the acquisition of HIV infection. This prevention approach is known as pre-exposure pr...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This report assesses the general levels of transmitted and acquired drug resistance in select geographical areas of low- and middle-income countries...
  • Author:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Published by:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This report outlines some of the strategies, tools and policies that have supported the scaling up of treatment during the past decade as well as those that can address persistent or new challenges...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation have been tracking donor government assistance for AIDS in low- and middle- income countries since 2002....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Born too soon: the global action report on preterm birth provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The 3rd South African National HIV Communication Survey (NCS) results, released at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., revealed new data that show substantial increases in behaviors that reduce th...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The report “Dementia: a public health priority” has been jointly developed by WHO and Alzheimer's Disease International...
  • Author:
    Janet Fleischman
    Published by:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Publication Date:
    2011-10-01
    A period of major change is unfolding in health and HIV services in South Africa, carrying opportunities and risks for delivering effective, integrated health services that improve health outcomes and save lives....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2011-11-01
    The transformation of HIV from almost cer¬tain death to a chronic condition for many people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries is a significant public health achievement....
  • Author:
    Women Deliver
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    Other/ unknown/ unpublished
    Publication Date:
    2011-11-01
    A new report released by Women Deliver highlights exciting new partnerships and innovations in cervical cancer prevention and treatment. ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: Western Cape - Eden District...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: Northern Cape - Pixley ka Seme District...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: North West - KK Kaunda District...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: Mpumalanga - Gert Sibande District...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: Limpopo - Vhembe District...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: KZN-Umgungundluouvu District...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: KZN- Umzinyathi District...
  • Author:
    AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
    Published by:
    AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    A critical review of the new NSP response to women’s sexual and reproductive rights The protection and advancement of women’s rights, especially women’s sexual and reproductive rights, are critical aspects of effective ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: Gauteng- Tshwane District...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: FreeState - Thabo Mofutsanyana District...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2011-01-01
    NHI pilot district profiles: Eastern Cape - Oliver Tambo District...
  • Author:
    World Food Programme
    Published by:
    World Food Programme
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    In 2009, the World Bank (WB) and the World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Partnership for Child Development (PCD), published an analysis called Rethinking School Feeding. ...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Health systems strengthening has become a top priority of many global and national health agendas as a way to improve health outcomes....
  • Author:
    Sheila Davey
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2002-10-01
    WHO/UNICEF/The World Bank. State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization. Geneva: World Health Organisation; 2002....
  • Author:
    Prof SP Reddy
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2002-01-01
    Reddy SP, Panday S, Swart D, Jinabhai CC, Amosun SL, James S, et al. Umthenthe Uhlaba Usamila The South African Youth Risk Behaviour Survey 2002. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council; 2003....
  • Author:
    Council of Medical Schemes
    Published by:
    Council of Medical Schemes
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    South Africa’s health system is undergoing a muchneeded strategic review. Both the public and the private sectors are affected. And the role of regulators remains crucial in this changing environment....
  • Author:
    WITS University
    Published by:
    WITS University
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Male and female condoms are currently the only effective dual protection methods against unintended pregnancy and the transmission of STIs and HIV. ...
  • Author:
    F Sitas, M Urban, D Bradshaw,
    Published by:
    British Medical Journal
    Publication Date:
    2007-10-24
    Sitas F, Urban M, Bradshaw D, Kielkowski D, Bah S, Peto R. Tobacco attributable deaths in South Africa. Tob Control. 2004 Dec;13(4):396-9...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The 2012 Progress Report on Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed examines trends in child mortality estimates since 1990, and shows that major reductions have been made in under-five mortality rates in all re...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Effective monitoring of healthcare service delivery and overall performance of the health systems requires functional health information systems capable of producing real time information for decision making...
  • Author:
    Brot für die Welt (Bread for
    Published by:
    Brot für die Welt (Bread for
    Publication Date:
    2012-10-01
    The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2012 addresses the decision making process on global food and nutrition from this human rights perspective...
  • Author:
    Joel G. Breman andCherice N. H
    Published by:
    The American Society of Tropic
    Publication Date:
    2007-01-01
    Breman JG, Holloway CN. Malaria surveillance counts. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Dec;77(6 Suppl):36-4...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-04-01
    The global health expenditure database that WHO has maintained for the past ten years, provides internationally comparable numbers on national health expenditures...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    In its 2012 Report, the MDG Gap Task Force has had difficulty identifying areas of significant new progress towards delivering on commitments to the Global Partnership for Development, and for the first time there are s...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-10-01
    Contents • Editorial • Municipal Ward-Based PHC Teams • School Health Services • District Clinical Specialist Teams • Contraceptive and Fertility Policy • ART Monitoring: the Three Tier System ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    It is my pleasure to introduce the third edition of the Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for Hospital Level. This edition marks the culmination of an intense and thorough review process...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 presents new estimates of undernourishment based on a revised and improved methodology....
  • Author:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Published by:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Over the past several decades, the world has witnessed some astonishing global health success stories, from the eradication of smallpox to the expanding control of other vaccine-preventable diseases ......
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This is the seventeenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997....
  • Author:
    Medical Research Council
    Published by:
    Medical Research Council
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    A Rapid Mortality Surveillance (RMS) system was established to monitor the trend in the number of deaths recorded on the national population register at a time when there was a substantial time lag in the cause-of-death...
  • Author:
    UCT
    Published by:
    UCT
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The South African Child Gauge is published annually by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape, to monitor government and civil society’s progress towards realising children’s rights. This issue focuses on children...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    This note is by the World Health Organization (WHO) is intended as a discussion paper on the position of health in the post-2015 agenda....
  • Author:
    Consortium for Health Policy &
    Published by:
    Consortium for Health Policy &
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) project is aimed at building the field of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSA) in Africa....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    To strengthen the rights-based national response to HIV, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, with the technical support of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance), initiated a project in 2011 to h...
  • Author:
    South African Medical Journal
    Published by:
    South African Medical Journal
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Feasible universal health coverage in South Africa seemed ever more remote last month as a dysfunctional Department of Public Works continued to stymie vital public hospital revitalisation projects, and five provinces p...
  • Author:
    Statistics South Africa
    Published by:
    Statistics South Africa
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Censuses are principal means of collecting basic population and housing statistics required for social and economic development, policy interventions, their implementation and evaluation...
  • Author:
    UNFPA
    Published by:
    UNFPA
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    All human beings—regardless of age, sex, race or income—are equal in dignity and rights. Yet 222 million women in developing countries are unable to exercise the human right to voluntary family planning....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Please find the circular regarding the initiation of ARV's to HIV positive children 5 years and under irrespective of CD4 count and WHO clinical staging....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Drawing on information provided by countries, this report summarizes the current situation in the effort to reach the 2015 targets set forth in the 2011 Political Declaration...
  • Author:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Published by:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) released a report (.pdf) reflecting on lessons learned at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), which took place in Washington, D.C., in July...
  • Author:
    One International
    Published by:
    One International
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    In 2011, ONE and many of our partners including NGOs, thought leaders, and scientists rallied around the idea that we could see the “beginning of the end of AIDS” in our lifetimes...
  • Author:
    Bongani M Mayosi,
    Published by:
    The Lancet
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Since the 2009 Lancet Health in South Africa Series, important changes have occurred in the country, resulting in an increase in life expectancy to 60 years...
  • Author:
    Southern African Development C
    Published by:
    Southern African Development C
    Publication Date:
    2012-10-01
    Impressive progress in child and adolescent HIV, TB and malaria has been achieved in the SADC region, however, important challenges and gaps remain apparent...
  • Author:
    Southern African Development C
    Published by:
    Southern African Development C
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Member States (MS) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have made important progress in the last decades in reducing child mortality...
  • Author:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The strategy elaborates UNDP's response to address social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and Health...
  • Author:
    AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
    Published by:
    AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    Gender inequality and violence against women constitute one of the key drivers of the HIV epidemic. Violence against women and HIV are also mutually reinforcing...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The HIV sentinel surveillance data has helped to map the epidemic and monitor HIV infection trends in the country and has served as an advocacy tool, resulting in the mobilization of partners, resources and development ...
  • Author:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Published by:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    A new set of guidelines and training tools dealing with the legal, ethical and counselling issues related to HIV testing of children is now available for HIV/AIDS practitioners working with children...
  • Author:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Published by:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Participants Manual: A new set of guidelines and training tools dealing with the legal, ethical and counselling issues related to HIV testing of children is now available for HIV/AIDS practitioners working with children...
  • Author:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Published by:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Publication Date:
    Legal guidelines for implementers: A new set of guidelines and training tools dealing with the legal, ethical and counselling issues related to HIV testing of children is now available for HIV/AIDS practitioners working...
  • Author:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Published by:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Implementation Guidelines: A new set of guidelines and training tools dealing with the legal, ethical and counselling issues related to HIV testing of children is now available for HIV/AIDS practitioners working with ch...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    UNAIDS explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end AIDS. It includes the latest data and commentary from some of the leading advocates on women and HIV....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2012-01-01
    The World Malaria Report 2012 summarizes information received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report...
  • Author:
    UNESCO
    Published by:
    UNESCO
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    "Even in countries with the highest HIV rates, there are relatively few examples of scaled-up, sustainable programmes within educational curricula."...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    In 2000 the District Health Information System (DHIS) was adopted as the official South African routine health information system for managing aggregated routine health service based information....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The publication aims to assist in developing quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure progress in the implementation of international human rights norms and principles...
  • Author:
    Henry J Kaiser Family Foundati
    Published by:
    Henry J Kaiser Family Foundati
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    While donor funding for health in low and middle-income countries rose significantly in the last decade, the era of rapid growth has come to an end...
  • Author:
    UNESCO
    Published by:
    UNESCO
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Poverty and gender inequality, in addition to the lack of access to education, increase vulnerability to HIV infection...
  • Author:
    Milo Vandemoortele
    Published by:
    Overseas Development Institute
    Publication Date:
    2012-04-01
    Five key emerging market economies, commonly termed the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), have been lauded for their stellar economic growth and resilience through the 2008/09 financial crisis...
  • Author:
    Human Rights Watch
    Published by:
    Human Rights Watch
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This 23rd annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide in 2012....
  • Author:
    World Trade Organization (WTO)
    Published by:
    World Trade Organization (WTO)
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    "Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation" examines the interplay between public health, trade and intellectual property, and how these policy domains affect medical innovation and access to medical techn...
  • Author:
    Institute for Health Metrics a
    Published by:
    Institute for Health Metrics a
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Financing Global Health 2012: The End of the Golden Age? is IHME’s fourth annual report on global health expenditure and includes preliminary estimates for health financing in the most recent years...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO
    Published by:
    UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to national AIDS programmes and partners actively involved in the country response to AIDS on use of core indicators to measure and report on the national response...
  • Author:
    Save the Children
    Published by:
    Save the Children
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Superfood for Babies is a global call to action to rediscover the importance of breastfeeding and to support mothers to breastfeed their babies – especially in the poorest communities in the poorest countries....
  • Author:
    Treatment Action Group (TAG)
    Published by:
    Treatment Action Group (TAG)
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Advances in HIV treatment research in 2010 and 2011 saw improvement in treatment regimens and strategies, and reinvigorated optimism for finding a cure...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    ...
  • Author:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The 2013 Human Development Report "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term...
  • Author:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Published by:
    Center For Strategic and Inter
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    South Africa has the highest burden of HIV/AIDS in the world, with 5.6 million people living with the virus and over 400,000 newly infected annually. ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-03-01
    The ART guidelines deal with Fixed Dose Combinations medications and introduces fixed dose combination (FDC) ART for patients initiated with ART for the first time: ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This document is an update of the national PMTCT Policy and Guidelines 2010. ...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) is a tool of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) for monitoring environmental management in Africa...
  • Author:
    Institute for Environment and
    Published by:
    Institute for Environment and
    Publication Date:
    2013-03-01
    The high and volatile food prices that triggered a renewed interest in food security since the 2008 – 0 9 crisis are expected to continue due to several factors that include the impacts of climate change...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2013-03-01
    This report is a live document that will be refined to reflect outcomes of ongoing processes and conversations on the post-2015 development agenda....
  • Author:
    Statistics South Africa
    Published by:
    Statistics South Africa
    Publication Date:
    2013-04-11
    This statistical release presents information on mortality and causes of death in South Africa for deaths that occurred in 2010. It also provides information on death occurrences from 1997 to 2009 to show trends in mort...
  • Author:
    J C Y Nyasulu; E Muchiri, S Ma
    Published by:
    SAMJ
    Publication Date:
    2013-04-01
    South Africa has made remarkable progress in rolling out antiretroviral therapy (ART), with the largest number of people (more than 1.4 million) enrolled on antiretrovirals in the world....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Stopping the loss of millions of young lives from pneumonia and diarrhoea is a goal within our grasp ...
  • Author:
    USAID
    Published by:
    USAID
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Linking and retaining people living with HIV (PLHIV) into HIV care has emerged as a priority under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)....
  • Author:
    Samantha Willan
    Published by:
    Partners in Sexual Health (PSH
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Approximately 30% of teenagers in South Africa report ‘ever having been pregnant’, the majority, unplanned. While this number has decreased over the past few decades, it is still unacceptably high...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    A new survey provides a comprehensive snapshot of how countries’ education sectors are responding to HIV and AIDS, assesses progress since the last survey in 2004, and points out the policy implications of the current s...
  • Author:
    The Global Forum on MSM & HIV
    Published by:
    The Global Forum on MSM & HIV
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    In every world region, men who have sex with men (MSM) face significantly higher rates of HIV than the general population. Young people are also at increased risk for HIV, comprising over 40% of new HIV infections world...
  • Author:
    Sam Thembelihle, Ntuli Ntambwe
    Published by:
    Canadian Center of Science and
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Accurate and timely information on the causes of child deaths is essential in guiding efforts to improve child survival, by providing data from which health profiles can be constructed and relevant health policies formu...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    World Health Statistics 2013 contains WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Go...
  • Author:
    Medical Research Council
    Published by:
    Medical Research Council
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Timely linkage to care and treatment by HIV-positive individuals can lead to significant decreases in morbidity and mortality as well as increases in life expectancy and quality of life...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    UNAIDS’ Update highlights key elements of the AIDS response in a number of African countries. South Africa, for example, is rapidly scaling up access to HIV treatment, with a 20% increase in the number of people receivi...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Update on progress to implement the African Union Roadmap on Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity for AIDS, TB and Malaria Response in Africa (2012–2015)...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    In the spirit of accountability, leaders from the African Union and the G8 agreed at the Hokkaido G8 2008 Summit in Japan to institute a follow-up mechanism to monitor the delivery of commitments for development made by...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The Discussion Paper Series on Social Determinants of Health provides a forum for sharing knowledge on how to tackle the social determinants of health to improve health equity...
  • Author:
    European Observatory on Health
    Published by:
    European Observatory on Health
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an approach to policies that systematically takes into account the health and health-system implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts to improve popul...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Malnutrition in all its forms is closely linked, either directly or indirectly, to major causes of death and disability worldwide...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This report examines the case for greater involvement by public health agencies in cash transfer schemes, a form of welfare assistance. It seeks to identify opportunities, obstacles and actions that might support greate...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Conceptual frameworks in a public health context shall in the best of worlds serve two equally important purposes.....
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The 2013 edition of The State of the World’s Children is dedicated to the situation of children with disabilities...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Compiled by a panel of 27 top-level leaders appointed by the UN Secretary-General in 2012, A new global partnership: eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development, provides a framework driven...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This report focuses on two forms of violence against women: physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan) was launched in July 2011 at the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on A...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Despite decades of investment in HIV prevention, a large and vulnerable population—that of adolescent girls—remains invisible, underserved, and at disproportionate risk of HIV....
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The World Drug Report presents a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in drug markets. It covers production, trafficking, consumption and related health consequences...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    These consolidated guidelines provide guidance on the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the care of people living with HIV and the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for treating and preventing H...
  • Author:
    Discovery Health
    Published by:
    Discovery Health
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    To judge who was South Africa's fitted city, our very own Dr René English, Director of the Health Systems Research Unit, joined a panel of colleagues that included.. ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The World Health Organization developed the Handbook on health inequality monitoring: with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries to provide an overview for health inequality monitoring within low- and midd...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The continued success in global tobacco control is detailed in this year’s WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
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    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has launched a new framework to accelerate action in reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral treatment by 2015––the goal set by United Nations Member States...
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    UNICEF
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    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This report is a comprehensive statistical overview of female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) in the 29 countries where the practice is concentrated....
  • Author:
    The Foundation Centre
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    The Foundation Centre
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Each year foundations around the world fund efforts to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights. The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking provides the first-ever analysis of the scope and landscape of globa...
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    UN Women
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    UN Women
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    As the leading organization with a global mandate to promote gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
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    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This report provides an overview of the HIV epidemics in eastern and southern Africa and of the region’s response and progress towards meeting the 2011 Political Declaration targets, while identifying noteworthy achieve...
  • Author:
    The World Bank
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    The World Bank
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This report draws on a comprehensive review of the literature and on input from policy makers, research - ers, and practitioners to address four questions:...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
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    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Please find attached a copy of the National Health Amendment Act which the President signed on 24 July 2013. The Amendment Act makes provision for the establishment of the long- awaited Office of Health Standards Compl...
  • Author:
    USAID
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    USAID
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    With new prevention strategies on the horizon and HIV incidence stabilizing or declining in many parts of the world, the tides are beginning to turn on the HIV epidemic...
  • Author:
    USAID
    Published by:
    USAID
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    In 2012 and 2013, AIDSTAR-One piloted the South-to-South Technical Exchange on Integrating PEPFAR Gender Strategies...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Universal health coverage ensures everyone has access to the health services they need without suffering financial hardship as a result. ...
  • Author:
    D L Clarke, V Y Kong, J Handle
    Published by:
    South African Journal of Surge
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The fourth, fifth and sixth Millennium Development Goals relate directly to improving global healthcare and health outcomes...
  • Author:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
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    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    South Africa has a huge burden of disease, fuelled by a range of risk factors, and morbidity (illness and disease) and mortality (death) figures are high...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This landscape report is part of an ongoing initiative within UNITAID to describe and monitor the landscape for HIV commodities...
  • Author:
    Medicus Mundi International Ne
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    Medicus Mundi International Ne
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The current discussion paper presents key elements of the concept of UHC as promoted by the World Health Organization and reflects them based on our own ambition of Health for All such as stated in the MMI Network Polic...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
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    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    “If HIV/AIDS and TB were a snake, I can assure you the head would be here in South Africa,” said Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s Minister of Health, referring to the high rates of HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) co-infect...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement (NSDA) is a charter that reflects the commitment of key sectoral and intersectoral partners linked to the delivery of identified outputs as they relate to a particular sector of...
  • Author:
    Council of Medical Schemes
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    Council of Medical Schemes
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), regulator of the medical schemes industry, released its latest Annual Report 2013/13...
  • Author:
    Care Givers Action Network
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    Care Givers Action Network
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This report is the result of research undertaken in South Africa as part of a broader multi-country research project commissioned by the Caregivers Action Network (CAN) to review community and home-based care (CHBC), ...
  • Author:
    TAC
    Published by:
    TAC
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This is a special report of the TAC/SECTION27 NSP Review. It has been researched and written because throughout 2012 and 2013 we have become increasingly aware of the scale of the health system crisis in the Eastern Cap...
  • Author:
    PEPFAR
    Published by:
    PEPFAR
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This guide provides implementing partners with a comprehensive and consistent process for establishing new VMMC services for HIV prevention....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    As the UN General Assembly prepares to meet in New York in September 2013, with progress towards the Millennium Development Goals on the agenda, it is important for the global HIV community to take stock of internationa...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    South Africa’s healthcare system is predominantly nurse-based and requires nurses to have the competence and expertise to manage the country’s burden of disease and to meet South Africa’s healthcare needs...
  • Author:
    USAIDS
    Published by:
    USAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Botswana is classified as a middle income country. However due to unequal distribution of wealth, about 28% of the population live on less than a dollar a day...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The urgency of the problem of TB in children, whose full scope is still not fully known, cannot be underestimated...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets...
  • Author:
    WITS University
    Published by:
    WITS University
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Appropriate maternity and early child support could give children the best possible start in life, reduce inequities stemming from pregnancy and alleviate family poverty...
  • Author:
    Department of Social Developme
    Published by:
    Department of Social Developme
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    In 2010/11 South Africa’s Central Drug Authority conducted a snap shot survey among about 7,800 people in several provinces...
  • Author:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This study focuses on policy options available to South Africa through reform of three interrelated areas of law affecting access to HIV treatment and other essential medicines...
  • Author:
    Oxfam
    Published by:
    Oxfam
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Universal Health Coverage is about the right to health. Everyone – rich or poor – should get the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997....
  • Author:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This paper offers two unique contributions. The first is a typology of multisectoral action on NCDs that highlights three general categories of possible action outside the health sector...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has released a supplement to the 2013 UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic focused on the issue HIV and aging...
  • Author:
    TAC
    Published by:
    TAC
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Over the last eight years, Treatment Action Group (TAG) has tracked annual spending on tuberculosis research and development (TB R&D) and compared investments in six areas of research...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This report is intended to inform proceedings at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health and to inform a global audience and trigger momentum for action....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This publication is designed to be used by programme planners and managers as a resource when designing interventions to integrate postpartum family planning into national and subnational strategies...
  • Author:
    Statistics South Africa
    Published by:
    Statistics South Africa
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This statistical release presents information on recorded live births in South Africa, based on data from the national birth registration system at the Department of Home Affairs...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This is the first national newsletter from the Branch: HIV, TB and MNCWH in the National Department of Health...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This is the second national newsletter from the Branch: HIV, TB and MNCWH in the National Department of Health...
  • Author:
    Statistics South Africa
    Published by:
    Statistics South Africa
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    South Africa’s Constitution recognises the rights of children and has enacted laws and regulations that are aimed at realising these rights...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Latest estimates from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) show that the world continues to close in on the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by stopping HIV transmission and halting AIDS-related death...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Adolescents (10–19 years) and young people (20–24 years) continue to be vulnerable, both socially and economically, to HIV infection despite efforts to date....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on a number of specific issues related to the management of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children, including in the context of HIV....
  • Author:
    Stop StockOuts
    Published by:
    Stop StockOuts
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP) is an independent civil society consortium that monitors and speaks out about medicine stock outs and shortages, with the aim of achieving a stock out free health system...
  • Author:
    AVAC
    Published by:
    AVAC
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    In the last few years we’ve seen major advances, but also have had sobering realizations about the difficulties of developing new HIV prevention options ...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This Sixth Stocktaking Report focuses on the response to HIV and AIDS among children in low- and middle-income countries. It is structured around the first and second decades of a child’s life, and has the following obj...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The World Malaria Report 2013 summarizes information received from malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2012 report...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Achieving the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths requires that everyone needing HIV treatment has access to life-saving medication and access to HIV prevention services...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The World Health Organization developed the Handbook on health inequality monitoring: with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries...
  • Author:
    Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Mlungisi Vila
    Published by:
    Centre for Economic Governance
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The endless fight against HIV and AIDS would not have been possible without financial investment and rigorous research in the HIV and AIDS field...
  • Author:
    Treatment Action Campaign
    Published by:
    Treatment Action Campaign
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Published by the Treatment Action Campaign and Section27, the latest NSP Review looks at retention in care, health leadership and the role of citizen journalism in tracking progress against national targets. ...
  • Author:
    AIDSTAR-ONE
    Published by:
    AIDSTAR-ONE
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    PEPFAR and USAID, in collaboration with UNICEF, supported AIDSTAR-One in conducting a mapping activity to identify HIV policies and services for adolescents in 10 sub-Saharan African countries...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    This Annual Health Statistics publication is produced by Health Systems Trust for the South African National Department of Health (NDoH) and provides information on various indicators...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2013-06-01
    In accordance with its mandate to provide guidance to Member States on health policy matters, WHO issues a series of regularly updated position papers on vaccines and combinations of vaccines against diseases ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    These guidelines are meant to provide guidance to professional health care workers on the management of children with Tuberculosis....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    Although rates of delivery by caesarean section (CS) show a wide variation globally ranging from 0.1 to 40%, a continuing rise in the trend over the last 30 years is a cause for concern....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-02-14
    Primary Care 101 is a symptom-based integrated clinical management guideline using an algorithmic approach for the management of common symptoms and chronic conditions in adults...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-04-03
    The HIV, TB and MCH branch has been very busy during the first three months of 2014! In February the Minister launched the National Family Planning Campaign in Tembisa, Gauteng...
  • Author:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Published by:
    Human Sciences Research Counci
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    The 2012 population-based survey of HIV prevalence is the fourth in the series of national HIV prevalence surveys that have investigated HIV prevalence and behaviour...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-04-01
    The National Department of Health (NDOH) commissioned a Joint Review of the HIV, TB and PMTCT Programmes to be undertaken in 2013...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    In 2014 all grade 4 girls are provided with the opportunity to receive the HPV vaccination at schools. This implementation guide aims to provide educators with the necessary information regarding the vaccination of the ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2013-01-01
    The history of South Africa's response to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic shows a gradual apprehension of the magnitude of the problem over the last two decades, and faces challenges of providing appropr...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    HIV self‑testing is a process whereby a person who wants to know his or her HIV status collects a specimen, performs a test and interprets the test result in private...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-05-27
    These guidelines are meant to provide guidance to professional health care workers on the management of people with Tuberculosis as well as those co-infected with HIV....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    As the capstone of an ongoing planning process, this Annual Performance Plan describes broad-based Health Sector priorities that will guide programmes, policies, and initiatives through the next financial year....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    Modelled HIV estimates are created by country teams using UNAIDS-supported software. The country teams are comprised primarily of epidemiologists, demographers, monitoring and evaluation specialists and technical partne...
  • Author:
    Management Sciences for Health
    Published by:
    Management Sciences for Health
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    The International Drug Price Indicator Guide contains a spectrum of prices from pharmaceutical suppliers, international development organizations, and government agencies....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-08-01
    The last newsletter from the Branch was issued in April this year – at the beginning of the 2014/15 financial year...
  • Author:
    John E. Ataguba, Candy Day, Di
    Published by:
    PlosOne
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    South Africa's colonial and apartheid inheritance is one of substantial social, economic, and health inequalities....
  • Author:
    Soul City
    Published by:
    Soul City
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    This fact sheet, published by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication as part of the Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality......
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-11-01
    This latest catalogue contains up-to-date information on medicines which are available on contract ("tender"); items for which a call for retender has been issued by the Bid Evaluation Committee; the most recent prices...
  • Author:
    Population Council
    Published by:
    Population Council
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    This report is based on a multi-country study of African youth’s HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities and stigma commissioned by Ford Foundation in 2011...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    Ending the AIDS epidemic is impossible without dramatically stronger, more sustained action to address the HIV-related needs of people who inject drugs...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    Worldwide an estimated 4.5 million youth (aged 15–24 years) and 2.1 million adolescents (aged 10–19) were living with HIV by the end of 2012...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-12-01
    The last newsletter from the Branch was issued in August this year. We have just completed the third quarter of the year and we are entering the final quarter of the year...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2014-12-24
    The Government of South Africa has adopted a new outcome-based approach to accelerate the attainment of the objectives outlined in the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement for the health sector...
  • Author:
    RMCH
    Published by:
    RMCH
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    This 4-page case study discusses the findings of community-based monitoring of health services conducted in twelve South African communities to assess and support quality health care and increase access to and participa...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    The existence of national health identifiers ensures that each patient has one unique identity within the health system. ...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    This document is intended to guide countries on how to include a gender perspective and promote equality and human rights for women and girls in their national HIV responses.....
  • Author:
    Pretoria University Law Press
    Published by:
    Pretoria University Law Press
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    The human rights relating to sexual and reproductive health typify unmet human rights needs in the African region. Despite drawing sustenance from international human rights jurisprudence, their realisation at a domesti...
  • Author:
    HEAIDS and NACOSA
    Published by:
    HEAIDS and NACOSA
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    The study explored knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to sexual health and HIV among students at higher education institutions in South Africa...
  • Author:
    World Economic Forum
    Published by:
    World Economic Forum
    Publication Date:
    2014-01-01
    The opportunity for emerging economies to set their health systems on a path to sustainability is unprecedented. By 2022, an estimated one third of all global health expenditure will occur in emerging economies...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    This guidance note provides simple, concise and practical guidance on services for sex workers...
  • Author:
    Consortium for Health Policy &
    Published by:
    Consortium for Health Policy &
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The publication contains key practical issues relating to the different stages of designing and implementing capacity assessments, demonstrating how the capacity assessment was designed, how information was collected an...
  • Author:
    Rural Health Advocacy Project
    Published by:
    Rural Health Advocacy Project
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    A guide to accounting for rural contexts in health policy, strategic planning and resourcing....
  • Author:
    Save the Children
    Published by:
    Save the Children
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Ebola has taken a dreadful toll in the three West African countries hit by the current outbreak – Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. It has led to the deaths of thousands of adults and children......
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    These are the first World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the prevention, care and treatment of persons living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection, ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Information to be supplied by persons licensed to dispense in terms of section 22C(1)(a) - a call for input on the process...
  • Author:
    Department of Social Developme
    Published by:
    Department of Social Developme
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The Gender Equality Assessment of Provincial Strategic and Operational Plans on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis investigates South Africa’s progress towards achieving the UN High-Level Target 7 of ...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    This document presents experiences of how community-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery can improve both the level of access to treatment and the quality of health outcomes for people living with HIV...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide contains first-line management recommendations for mental, neurological and substance use conditions ...
  • Author:
    National Department of Basic E
    Published by:
    National Department of Basic E
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The National Department of Basic Education invites written submissions from stakeholder bodies and members of the public on Draft National Policy on HIV, STIS and TB....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    These guidelines outline the health infrastructure norms and standards ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    WHO, in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has identified best practices for the naming of new human...
  • Author:
    European Medicines Agency
    Published by:
    European Medicines Agency
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The annual report published by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) today focuses on the Agency’s key priorities, including the evaluation of medicines and the support to research and development of new and innovative me...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    We are well into the 2015/16 financial year and the MDG deadline is getting closer, as is the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...
  • Author:
    The Lancet
    Published by:
    The Lancet
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Post-Ebola, commentators have been given permission to say in public what they have thought in private for a long time—namely, that WHO's Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) has a record and reputation for failure second ...
  • Author:
    Moeti, Lillian Mookodi, Zubeda
    Published by:
    PRARI
    Publication Date:
    2015-04-01
    Monitoring pro-poor health policies at the regional level can support both the countries and the regional bodies themselves by identifying gaps in addressing poverty and health, strengthening the link between regions an...
  • Author:
    Ana B. Amaya, Stephen Kingah a
    Published by:
    The Open University
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    In the past decades, health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally....
  • Author:
    Medicines Patent Pool
    Published by:
    Medicines Patent Pool
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The latest annual report the Medicines Patent Pool’s (MPP) documents progress in 2014 to improve access to HIV medicines for people living with the virus in developing countries...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Drawing from a review of public health evidence and extensive research into human rights law at international, regional and national levels, the report shows how states in different parts of the world can and do support...
  • Author:
    Statistics South Africa
    Published by:
    Statistics South Africa
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Worldwide, the youth are faced by greater health risks including physical and psychological trauma from sexual abuse, gender-based violence and other forms of accidents...
  • Author:
    NICD/NHLS
    Published by:
    NICD/NHLS
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Influenza, commonly known as the “flu”, is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract caused by influenza virus. There are three types of seasonal influenza viruses – A, B and C....
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The main purpose of these guidelines is to improve the clinical outcomes of people living with HIV, reduce morbidity due to TB/HIV co-infection, reduce HIV incidence and avert AIDS-related deaths in the most cost-efficie...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    UNAIDS welcomes the additional evidence released in February 2015 showing that pre-exposure prophylaxis using oral antiretroviral medication, PrEP, can contribute to preventing people from acquiring HIV...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    A new book on Millennium Development Goal #6 shows growing momentum for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    mHealth refers to mobile computing, medical sensor, and communications technolgies used for the delivery of health-related services and the support of medical and public health practice...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2015-09-01
    HIV, TB and MNCWH News - Newsletter 7...
  • Author:
    Council for Medical Schemes
    Published by:
    Council for Medical Schemes
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    During the 15 years of its existence, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has built a proud culture of protecting beneficiaries of medical schemes by enforcing compliance with the provisions of the Medical Schemes Act...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The National Department of Health has identified maternal health care as a priority area requiring urgent action in South Africa....
  • Author:
    John Ele-Ojo Ataguba, Candy Da
    Published by:
    Global Health Action
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Action on the social determinants of health (SDH) is relevant for reducing health inequalities. This is particularly the case for South Africa (SA) with its very high level of income inequality and inequalities in healt...
  • Author:
    World Federation for Mental He
    Published by:
    World Federation for Mental He
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    This year the World Federation for Mental Health has chosen “Dignity in Mental Health” as the theme for World Mental Health Day on 10 October....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS and Stop AIDS Alliance
    Published by:
    UNAIDS and Stop AIDS Alliance
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering services that can reach everyone in need and tackling HIV-related...
  • Author:
    Link Up
    Published by:
    Link Up
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    As the global community defines a new post-2015 development agenda, including the voices and visions of young people must be a priority....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Policy Brief for Global standards for quality health care services for adolescents. Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Volume 3 Tools to conduct quality and coverage measurement surveys to collect data about compliance with the Global Standards for quality health care services for adolescents...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Global standards for quality health care services for adolescents - Volume 4: Scoring sheets for data analysis...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Volume 2 Implementation Guide : Global standards for quality health care services for adolescents...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health. Volume 1 - Standards and Criteria...
  • Author:
    Treatment Action Campaign
    Published by:
    Treatment Action Campaign
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    One of the biggest frustrations faced by rural clinicians at the coalface of healthcare delivery in clinics and district hospitals is that short, yet devastating sentence: “Sorry, it’s out of stock”. ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The purpose of this report is to give Parliament and the public an overview of the resources allocated to the Department of Health and to account for how, in broad terms, those resources have been used in fulfilling our...
  • Author:
    StopTBPartnership
    Published by:
    StopTBPartnership
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The Global Plan is a 5-year investment plan that represents the roadmap to accelerating impact on the TB epidemic and reaching the targets of the WHO End TB Strategy...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This ambitious yet wholly attainable objective represents an unparalleled opportunity to change the course of histor...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    This document is written for national HIV surveillance programme staff responsible for monitoring trends in country HIV epidemics. ...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    This publication is an update of the 2005 guidelines for measuring national HIV prevalence in population based surveys of the UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2015-01-01
    In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to the end of their term, and a post-2015 agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), takes their place....
  • Author:
    HST
    Published by:
    HST
    Publication Date:
    2015-12-01
    Launched only a year ago, Fast-Track cities has rapidly taken root and grown. This is the first annual update on progress in implementing the Fast-Track cities approach and it supports one of the seven key commitments c...
  • Author:
    South African HIV Clinicians S
    Published by:
    South African HIV Clinicians S
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society published its first set of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines in June 2012 for men who have sex with men (MSM) who are at risk of HIV infection...
  • Author:
    PRARI
    Published by:
    PRARI
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This toolkit is the culmination of the work conducted for the chapter on indicator development in the Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration (PRARI) project led by Professor Nicola Yeates at The Open University (UK)...
  • Author:
    Southern African Development C
    Published by:
    Southern African Development C
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Expanded mobility and cross-border trading across the road transport sector in Southern Africa have contributed to increased HIV prevalence rates among key populations and communities living in the region....
  • Author:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This Checklist has been developed to support the integration of gender-responsive components into the implementation of HIV programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund). ...
  • Author:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Published by:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The ‘No Valley Without Shadows’ book aims to provide a unique insight into the struggle for affordable treatment in South Africa that pitted activists against powerful pharmaceutical companies in the 2000s....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Updates to the Medicines Schedules were published by the Minister of Health on the recommendation of Medicines Control Council on 15 March 2016 as Government Notice 254 in the Government Gazette 39815...
  • Author:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Published by:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This Medecins sans Frontiers report – now in its fourth edition – analyses the barriers and factors affecting access to treatment regimens for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), including new and repurposed drugs...
  • Author:
    Review on Antimicrobial Resist
    Published by:
    Review on Antimicrobial Resist
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This discusses the mounting problem of resistance and why action is needed to combat it and then provides an overview of the solutions that the Review thinks should be implemented to curtail unnecessary use and increase...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Responding to HIV and AIDS is one of the most important tasks in South Africa, which is why the prevention of new HIV infections and treatment and care of HIV-infected people are one of the South African government’s to...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    South Africa is facing a quadruple burden of communicable, non-communicable, perinatal and maternal, and injury-related disorders. The country has the largest ART programme in the world, with 2.5 million people on treat...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Let our Actions Count shares our country’s HIV, TB and STI journey and sets out our agenda going forward. ...
  • Author:
    WHO
    Published by:
    WHO
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by coun...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Despite remarkable achievements in the prevention and treatment of HIV, this report finds that progress has been uneven globally. ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Within the continuum of reproductive health care, antenatal care provides a platform for important healthcare functions, including health promotion, screening and diagnosis, and disease prevention. ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    With this manual, the World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to requests from colleagues around the world who seek guidance on psychological interventions for people exposed to adversity....
  • Author:
    PEPFAR
    Published by:
    PEPFAR
    Publication Date:
    2016-11-01
    The global response to the HIV pandemic has been unprecedented. Billions of dollars and millions of people were quickly mobilized to save lives and fight the pandemic....
  • Author:
    Professor Malegapuru W Makgoba
    Published by:
    Office of the Health Ombudsman
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-07
    Annexures of the Report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients: Gauteng Province...
  • Author:
    Options
    Published by:
    PEPFAR
    Publication Date:
    2016-09-01
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was conceived to fill the urgent need for a woman-controlled HIV prevention method. However, biomedical technology alone will not alter the underlying gender inequalities that make women ...
  • Author:
    European Medicines Agency
    Published by:
    European Medicines Agency
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The mission of the European Medicines Agency is to foster scientific excellence in the evaluation and supervision of medicines, for the benefit of public and animal health....
  • Author:
    Professor Roger Magnusson, Pro
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-06
    This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives....
  • Author:
    Professor Malegapuru W Makgoba
    Published by:
    Office of the Health Ombudsman
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-05
    An investigation into the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni hospital to NGOs in the Gauteng Province. ...
  • Author:
    Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
    Published by:
    Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-02-01
    Since its inception in 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has received strong bipartisan support in Congress and through administrations, including two reauthorizations with significant m...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-02-01
    Reliable, up-to-date estimates of the proportion of a general population affected by different diseases or health conditions is a key ingredient of effective health policy, planning and evaluation...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-05
    The World Health Organization (WHO) convened a technical consultation during 1–2 December 2016 to review new evidence on the risk of HIV acquisition with the use of hormonal contraception...
  • Author:
    South African National AIDS Co
    Published by:
    South African National AIDS Co
    Publication Date:
    2017-03-01
    The South African National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs 2017 - 2022 (NSP) serves as a roadmap for the next stage of our journey towards a future where these three diseases are no longer public health problems...
  • Author:
    M Wandai, J Aagaard-Hansen, C
    Published by:
    South African Medical Journal
    Publication Date:
    2017-04-01
    Health information systems for monitoring chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa (SA) are relatively less advanced than those for infectious diseases (particularly tuberculosis and HIV) and for materna...
  • Author:
    The Athena Network
    Published by:
    The Athena Network
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-04
    UNAIDS championed the inaugural #WhatWomenWant Day on 6 April 2017. Led by the Athena Network, the day saw the launch of the report:...
  • Author:
    Office of Health Standards Com
    Published by:
    Office of Health Standards Com
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The Chairperson of the Office of Health Standards Compliance is pleased to present the 2015/2016 National Core Standards Inspectorate Annual Report. ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-04-01
    As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, there is much to celebrate. According to the latest estimates from WHO, many countries with ongoing malaria transmission have reduced their disease burden significantly...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-03
    The global response to viral hepatitis entered a new phase in 2015, when the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which called on the international community to combat hepatitis....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-02
    In the 1990s, two far-sighted reports recognized that health policy and systems research was a neglected area of research, particularly in middle- and low-income countries....
  • Author:
    SANAC
    Published by:
    SANAC
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-01
    The National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs (NSP) 2017-2022 is South Africa’s fourth plan. It builds on the significant progress achieved to date, addresses gaps identified during the past five years.......

 2017

  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-31
    The purpose of this guideline is to explain to healthcare professionals and administrative employees what their records management obligations are in terms of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Ac...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-30
    This manual is intended for health managers at all levels of the health systems. The manual is based on the WHO guideline "Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women: WHO clinical and poli...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-12
    Working Paper prepared by the WHO Regional Office for Africa...
  • Author:
    The Wold Bank
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-12
    This year’s joint Universal Health Coverage Monitoring Report is being published at a crucial moment. Never efore has there been as much political momentum for universal health coverage as there is right now....
  • Author:
    B Sartorius
    Published by:
    International Journal of Epide
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-04
    There is a global epidemic of overweight and obesity; however, this rate of increase is even greater in some low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)....
  • Author:
    Dr Margaret Chan
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-01
    "Ten years in public health 2007-2017" chronicles the evolution of global public health during the tenure of Dr Chan, WHO Director-General. ...
  • Author:
    Department of Health
    Published by:
    uMgungundlovu Health District
    Publication Date:
    2017-12-01
    The UMgungundlovu Health Dis-trict held its second service ex-cellence awards ceremony on the 24 November 2017....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-30
    Travellers to, and residents in, malaria endemic areas are at risk of acquiring malaria. Stringent nondrug measures should be taken to avoid mosquito bites throughout the year, even in low malaria transmission areas....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-29
    The World Malaria Report 2017 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organization...
  • Author:
    MSF
    Published by:
    Medecins Sans Fromtieres
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-28
    Sexual violence is a major problem in South Africa, with studies showing that up to one in four women have been raped in their lifetime. Only a small proportion of rapes are reported to the police and many survivors nev...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-27
    This report summarizes public health events detected, verified, assessed and reported in three WHO Regions, namely Africa, the Americas and Europe. from 2001 to 2016, with a focus on 2016....
  • Author:
    UNAIDS
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-20
    UNAIDS has launched a new report showing that access to treatment has risen significantly. By June 2017, around 20.9 million people had access to the life-saving medicines. ...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation Regi
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation Regi
    Publication Date:
    2017-11-15
    This report explores the current nutrition status of countries in the WHO African Region in relation to the six primary outcomes achievable by 2025 and the other global nutrition monitoring framework indicators....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-10-30
    Global efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37%, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Despite these achievements, the latest pic...
  • Author:
    UNAIDS and UNFPA
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-10-10
    As part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have launched a new road map to reduce new HIV infections....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-09-20
    A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development, shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-09-18
    Premature death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) continues to be one of the major development challenges in the 21st century. NCDs kill 15 million women and men between the ages of 30 and 70 each year, and leave no ...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-09-01
    The Department of Health has launched the B-Wise mobi-site, to help young South Africans seeking medical advice to get information straight from health professionals as well as minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-09-01
    The Department of Health has launched the B-Wise mobi-site, to help young South Africans seeking medical advice to get information straight from health professionals as well as minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi....
  • Author:
    Joint United Nations Programme
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-08-29
    HIV testing services are an essential gateway to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. WHO and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) endorse and encourage universal access to knowledge ...
  • Author:
    Various
    Published by:
    Journal of the International A
    Publication Date:
    2017-08-29
    A supplement from the Journal of the International AIDS Society 2017 - Volume 20, Supplement 6...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation Regi
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation Regi
    Publication Date:
    2017-08-15
    Expanded Programs on Immunization (EPI) is responsible for vaccines and vaccination to control, eliminate and eradicate vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs)....
  • Author:
    Joint United Nations Programme
    Published by:
    UNAIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-21
    The report, Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90–90–90 targets, gives a detailed analysis of progress and challenges towards achieving the 90–90–90 targets. ...
  • Author:
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tub
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-20
    This report shows that in 6 of the 11 countries surveyed in Africa, Asia and Latin America, over 10% of people starting antiretroviral therapy had a strain of HIV that was resistant to some of the most widely used HIV m...
  • Author:
    René English, Nazia Peer, Simo
    Published by:
    Global Health Action
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-18
    In South Africa (SA), despite adoption of international strategies and approaches, maternal, neonatal and child (MNC) morbidity and mortality rates have not sufficiently declined....
  • Author:
    Medecins sans Frontiers
    Published by:
    Medecins sans Frontiers
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-17
    This issue brief provides information regarding the changing product landscape, and updates on pricing and access to three critical medical interventions...
  • Author:
    Meintjes G, Black J, Conradie
    Published by:
    Southern African HIV Clinician
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-14
    These guidelines are intended as an update to those published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine in 2014 and the update on when to initiate antiretroviral therapy in 2015....
  • Author:
    Graeme Meintjes, Michelle A. M
    Published by:
    Southern African Journal of HI
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-14
    These guidelines are intended as an update to those published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine in 2014 and the update on when to initiate antiretroviral therapy in 2015....
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    WHO
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-01
    This publication provides guidance on the public health response to pretreatment HIV drug resistance to non-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors among people without prior ARV drug exposure or people......
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-01
    Nearly 15 million voluntary medical male circumcisions have been performed for HIV prevention in 14 countries of eastern and southern Africa during the decade since WHO and UNAIDS recommended VMMC as an additional HIV p...
  • Author:
    World Health Organisation
    Published by:
    World Health Organisation
    Publication Date:
    2017-07-01
    With the 2016 Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection, WHO updated and launched new policy recommendations....
  • Author:
    Department of Health
    Published by:
    Department Of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-30
    South Africa is facing numerous challenges when it comes to healthcare costs and services. The country spends huge amounts of money for health care on very few people....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-30
    This White Paper lays the foundation for moving South Africa towards universal health coverage (UHC) through the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) and establishment of a unified health system....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-30
    This is an overview by the National Department of Health on research done globally...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    NDoH
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-30
    In this issue of the Newsletter we discuss some of the key results from the Demographic and Health Survey 2016...
  • Author:
    South African National AIDS Co
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-16
    The South African National LGBTI HIV Plan, 2017-2022 (LGBTI HIV Plan) is a milestone in the country’s response to HIV, AIDS, STIs, and TB....
  • Author:
    Jody Boffa, Rory Dunbar, Ricar
    Published by:
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre/Stellen
    Publication Date:
    2017-06-09
    A groundbreaking guide aimed at helping people to set up community-based HIV prevention services.The guide sets out how to take HIV prevention services to the people in a bid to reduce the transmission of HIV in South A...
  • Author:
    High-Level Working Group on th
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-05-21
    This report refers throughout to rights “to health and through health” to express this fact: the right to health does not stand alone but is indivisible from other human rights. ...
  • Author:
    Sir Liam Donaldson (on behalf
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-05-11
    This independent report, commissioned by WHO and written by Sir Liam Donaldson, reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade during which Dr Margaret Chan has been Director-G...
  • Author:
    Klaus von Pressentin
    Published by:
    African Journal of Primary Hea
    Publication Date:
    2017-04-28
    The supply of appropriate health workers is a key building block in the WorldHealth Organization’s model of effective health systems. Primary care teams are stronger if they contain doctors with postgraduate training in...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-04-01
    As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, there is much to celebrate. According to the latest estimates from WHO, many countries with ongoing malaria transmission have reduced their disease burden significantly...
  • Author:
    M Wandai, J Aagaard-Hansen, C
    Published by:
    South African Medical Journal
    Publication Date:
    2017-04-01
    Health information systems for monitoring chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa (SA) are relatively less advanced than those for infectious diseases (particularly tuberculosis and HIV) and for materna...
  • Author:
    South African National AIDS Co
    Published by:
    South African National AIDS Co
    Publication Date:
    2017-03-01
    The South African National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs 2017 - 2022 (NSP) serves as a roadmap for the next stage of our journey towards a future where these three diseases are no longer public health problems...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-02-01
    Reliable, up-to-date estimates of the proportion of a general population affected by different diseases or health conditions is a key ingredient of effective health policy, planning and evaluation...
  • Author:
    Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
    Published by:
    Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
    Publication Date:
    2017-02-01
    Since its inception in 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has received strong bipartisan support in Congress and through administrations, including two reauthorizations with significant m...
  • Author:
    United Nations
    Published by:
    United Nations
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-08
    Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the 5th Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Addis...
  • Author:
    Professor Malegapuru W Makgoba
    Published by:
    Office of the Health Ombudsman
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-07
    Annexures of the Report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients: Gauteng Province...
  • Author:
    Professor Roger Magnusson, Pro
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-06
    This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-05
    The World Health Organization (WHO) convened a technical consultation during 1–2 December 2016 to review new evidence on the risk of HIV acquisition with the use of hormonal contraception...
  • Author:
    Professor Malegapuru W Makgoba
    Published by:
    Office of the Health Ombudsman
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-05
    An investigation into the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni hospital to NGOs in the Gauteng Province. ...
  • Author:
    The Athena Network
    Published by:
    The Athena Network
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-04
    UNAIDS championed the inaugural #WhatWomenWant Day on 6 April 2017. Led by the Athena Network, the day saw the launch of the report:...
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-03
    The global response to viral hepatitis entered a new phase in 2015, when the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which called on the international community to combat hepatitis....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-02
    In the 1990s, two far-sighted reports recognized that health policy and systems research was a neglected area of research, particularly in middle- and low-income countries....
  • Author:
    SANAC
    Published by:
    SANAC
    Publication Date:
    2017-01-01
    The National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs (NSP) 2017-2022 is South Africa’s fourth plan. It builds on the significant progress achieved to date, addresses gaps identified during the past five years.......

 2016

  • Author:
    PEPFAR
    Published by:
    PEPFAR
    Publication Date:
    2016-11-01
    The global response to the HIV pandemic has been unprecedented. Billions of dollars and millions of people were quickly mobilized to save lives and fight the pandemic....
  • Author:
    Options
    Published by:
    PEPFAR
    Publication Date:
    2016-09-01
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was conceived to fill the urgent need for a woman-controlled HIV prevention method. However, biomedical technology alone will not alter the underlying gender inequalities that make women ...
  • Author:
    Department of Social Developme
    Published by:
    Department of Social Developme
    Publication Date:
    2016-03-09
    It gives me great pleasure and honour to introduce the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the first ever policy document in South Africa....
  • Author:
    National Department of Health.
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2016-02-12
    The Water Supply and Sanitation Policy White Paper of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry addressed sanitation policy but acknowledged that further work was required....
  • Author:
    Office of Health Standards Com
    Published by:
    Office of Health Standards Com
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The Chairperson of the Office of Health Standards Compliance is pleased to present the 2015/2016 National Core Standards Inspectorate Annual Report. ...
  • Author:
    European Medicines Agency
    Published by:
    European Medicines Agency
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The mission of the European Medicines Agency is to foster scientific excellence in the evaluation and supervision of medicines, for the benefit of public and animal health....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    With this manual, the World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to requests from colleagues around the world who seek guidance on psychological interventions for people exposed to adversity....
  • Author:
    World Health Organization
    Published by:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Within the continuum of reproductive health care, antenatal care provides a platform for important healthcare functions, including health promotion, screening and diagnosis, and disease prevention. ...
  • Author:
    UNICEF
    Published by:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Despite remarkable achievements in the prevention and treatment of HIV, this report finds that progress has been uneven globally. ...
  • Author:
    WHO
    Published by:
    WHO
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by coun...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Let our Actions Count shares our country’s HIV, TB and STI journey and sets out our agenda going forward. ...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    South Africa is facing a quadruple burden of communicable, non-communicable, perinatal and maternal, and injury-related disorders. The country has the largest ART programme in the world, with 2.5 million people on treat...
  • Author:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Published by:
    Department of Health (South Af
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Responding to HIV and AIDS is one of the most important tasks in South Africa, which is why the prevention of new HIV infections and treatment and care of HIV-infected people are one of the South African government’s to...
  • Author:
    Review on Antimicrobial Resist
    Published by:
    Review on Antimicrobial Resist
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This discusses the mounting problem of resistance and why action is needed to combat it and then provides an overview of the solutions that the Review thinks should be implemented to curtail unnecessary use and increase...
  • Author:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Published by:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This Medecins sans Frontiers report – now in its fourth edition – analyses the barriers and factors affecting access to treatment regimens for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), including new and repurposed drugs...
  • Author:
    National Department of Health
    Published by:
    National Department of Health
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Updates to the Medicines Schedules were published by the Minister of Health on the recommendation of Medicines Control Council on 15 March 2016 as Government Notice 254 in the Government Gazette 39815...
  • Author:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Published by:
    Medicins Sans Frontieres
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The ‘No Valley Without Shadows’ book aims to provide a unique insight into the struggle for affordable treatment in South Africa that pitted activists against powerful pharmaceutical companies in the 2000s....
  • Author:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Published by:
    United Nations Development Pro
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This Checklist has been developed to support the integration of gender-responsive components into the implementation of HIV programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund). ...
  • Author:
    Southern African Development C
    Published by:
    Southern African Development C
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    Expanded mobility and cross-border trading across the road transport sector in Southern Africa have contributed to increased HIV prevalence rates among key populations and communities living in the region....
  • Author:
    PRARI
    Published by:
    PRARI
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This toolkit is the culmination of the work conducted for the chapter on indicator development in the Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration (PRARI) project led by Professor Nicola Yeates at The Open University (UK)...
  • Author:
    South African HIV Clinicians S
    Published by:
    South African HIV Clinicians S
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society published its first set of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines in June 2012 for men who have sex with men (MSM) who are at risk of HIV infection...
  • Author:
    Dr Penny Whiting
    Published by:
    Medical Research Council
    Publication Date:
    2016-01-01
    This MRC Policy Brief summarises the key points of a systematic review evaluating the medicinal use of cannabis....

     2015

    • Author:
      HST
      Published by:
      HST
      Publication Date:
      2015-12-01
      Launched only a year ago, Fast-Track cities has rapidly taken root and grown. This is the first annual update on progress in implementing the Fast-Track cities approach and it supports one of the seven key commitments c...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2015-09-01
      HIV, TB and MNCWH News - Newsletter 7...
    • Author:
      Moeti, Lillian Mookodi, Zubeda
      Published by:
      PRARI
      Publication Date:
      2015-04-01
      Monitoring pro-poor health policies at the regional level can support both the countries and the regional bodies themselves by identifying gaps in addressing poverty and health, strengthening the link between regions an...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to the end of their term, and a post-2015 agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), takes their place....
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      This publication is an update of the 2005 guidelines for measuring national HIV prevalence in population based surveys of the UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      This document is written for national HIV surveillance programme staff responsible for monitoring trends in country HIV epidemics. ...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This ambitious yet wholly attainable objective represents an unparalleled opportunity to change the course of histor...
    • Author:
      StopTBPartnership
      Published by:
      StopTBPartnership
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The Global Plan is a 5-year investment plan that represents the roadmap to accelerating impact on the TB epidemic and reaching the targets of the WHO End TB Strategy...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The purpose of this report is to give Parliament and the public an overview of the resources allocated to the Department of Health and to account for how, in broad terms, those resources have been used in fulfilling our...
    • Author:
      Treatment Action Campaign
      Published by:
      Treatment Action Campaign
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      One of the biggest frustrations faced by rural clinicians at the coalface of healthcare delivery in clinics and district hospitals is that short, yet devastating sentence: “Sorry, it’s out of stock”. ...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health. Volume 1 - Standards and Criteria...
    • Author:
      World Health Organisation
      Published by:
      World Health Organisation
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Volume 2 Implementation Guide : Global standards for quality health care services for adolescents...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Global standards for quality health care services for adolescents - Volume 4: Scoring sheets for data analysis...
    • Author:
      World Health Organisation
      Published by:
      World Health Organisation
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Volume 3 Tools to conduct quality and coverage measurement surveys to collect data about compliance with the Global Standards for quality health care services for adolescents...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Policy Brief for Global standards for quality health care services for adolescents. Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health ...
    • Author:
      Link Up
      Published by:
      Link Up
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      As the global community defines a new post-2015 development agenda, including the voices and visions of young people must be a priority....
    • Author:
      UNAIDS and Stop AIDS Alliance
      Published by:
      UNAIDS and Stop AIDS Alliance
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering services that can reach everyone in need and tackling HIV-related...
    • Author:
      World Federation for Mental He
      Published by:
      World Federation for Mental He
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      This year the World Federation for Mental Health has chosen “Dignity in Mental Health” as the theme for World Mental Health Day on 10 October....
    • Author:
      John Ele-Ojo Ataguba, Candy Da
      Published by:
      Global Health Action
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Action on the social determinants of health (SDH) is relevant for reducing health inequalities. This is particularly the case for South Africa (SA) with its very high level of income inequality and inequalities in healt...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The National Department of Health has identified maternal health care as a priority area requiring urgent action in South Africa....
    • Author:
      Council for Medical Schemes
      Published by:
      Council for Medical Schemes
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      During the 15 years of its existence, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has built a proud culture of protecting beneficiaries of medical schemes by enforcing compliance with the provisions of the Medical Schemes Act...
    • Author:
      National Department of Health
      Published by:
      National Department of Health
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      mHealth refers to mobile computing, medical sensor, and communications technolgies used for the delivery of health-related services and the support of medical and public health practice...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      A new book on Millennium Development Goal #6 shows growing momentum for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030....
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      UNAIDS welcomes the additional evidence released in February 2015 showing that pre-exposure prophylaxis using oral antiretroviral medication, PrEP, can contribute to preventing people from acquiring HIV...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The main purpose of these guidelines is to improve the clinical outcomes of people living with HIV, reduce morbidity due to TB/HIV co-infection, reduce HIV incidence and avert AIDS-related deaths in the most cost-efficie...
    • Author:
      NICD/NHLS
      Published by:
      NICD/NHLS
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Influenza, commonly known as the “flu”, is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract caused by influenza virus. There are three types of seasonal influenza viruses – A, B and C....
    • Author:
      Statistics South Africa
      Published by:
      Statistics South Africa
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Worldwide, the youth are faced by greater health risks including physical and psychological trauma from sexual abuse, gender-based violence and other forms of accidents...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Drawing from a review of public health evidence and extensive research into human rights law at international, regional and national levels, the report shows how states in different parts of the world can and do support...
    • Author:
      Medicines Patent Pool
      Published by:
      Medicines Patent Pool
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The latest annual report the Medicines Patent Pool’s (MPP) documents progress in 2014 to improve access to HIV medicines for people living with the virus in developing countries...
    • Author:
      Ana B. Amaya, Stephen Kingah a
      Published by:
      The Open University
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      In the past decades, health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally....
    • Author:
      The Lancet
      Published by:
      The Lancet
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Post-Ebola, commentators have been given permission to say in public what they have thought in private for a long time—namely, that WHO's Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) has a record and reputation for failure second ...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      We are well into the 2015/16 financial year and the MDG deadline is getting closer, as is the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...
    • Author:
      European Medicines Agency
      Published by:
      European Medicines Agency
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The annual report published by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) today focuses on the Agency’s key priorities, including the evaluation of medicines and the support to research and development of new and innovative me...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      WHO, in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has identified best practices for the naming of new human...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      These guidelines outline the health infrastructure norms and standards ...
    • Author:
      National Department of Basic E
      Published by:
      National Department of Basic E
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The National Department of Basic Education invites written submissions from stakeholder bodies and members of the public on Draft National Policy on HIV, STIS and TB....
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide contains first-line management recommendations for mental, neurological and substance use conditions ...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      This document presents experiences of how community-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery can improve both the level of access to treatment and the quality of health outcomes for people living with HIV...
    • Author:
      Department of Social Developme
      Published by:
      Department of Social Developme
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The Gender Equality Assessment of Provincial Strategic and Operational Plans on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis investigates South Africa’s progress towards achieving the UN High-Level Target 7 of ...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Information to be supplied by persons licensed to dispense in terms of section 22C(1)(a) - a call for input on the process...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      These are the first World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the prevention, care and treatment of persons living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection, ...
    • Author:
      Save the Children
      Published by:
      Save the Children
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      Ebola has taken a dreadful toll in the three West African countries hit by the current outbreak – Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. It has led to the deaths of thousands of adults and children......
    • Author:
      Rural Health Advocacy Project
      Published by:
      Rural Health Advocacy Project
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      A guide to accounting for rural contexts in health policy, strategic planning and resourcing....
    • Author:
      Consortium for Health Policy &
      Published by:
      Consortium for Health Policy &
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      The publication contains key practical issues relating to the different stages of designing and implementing capacity assessments, demonstrating how the capacity assessment was designed, how information was collected an...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2015-01-01
      This guidance note provides simple, concise and practical guidance on services for sex workers...

     2014

    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-12-24
      The Government of South Africa has adopted a new outcome-based approach to accelerate the attainment of the objectives outlined in the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement for the health sector...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-12-01
      The last newsletter from the Branch was issued in August this year. We have just completed the third quarter of the year and we are entering the final quarter of the year...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-11-01
      This latest catalogue contains up-to-date information on medicines which are available on contract ("tender"); items for which a call for retender has been issued by the Bid Evaluation Committee; the most recent prices...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-08-01
      The last newsletter from the Branch was issued in April this year – at the beginning of the 2014/15 financial year...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-05-27
      These guidelines are meant to provide guidance to professional health care workers on the management of people with Tuberculosis as well as those co-infected with HIV....
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-04-03
      The HIV, TB and MCH branch has been very busy during the first three months of 2014! In February the Minister launched the National Family Planning Campaign in Tembisa, Gauteng...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-04-01
      The National Department of Health (NDOH) commissioned a Joint Review of the HIV, TB and PMTCT Programmes to be undertaken in 2013...
    • Author:
      World Economic Forum
      Published by:
      World Economic Forum
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      The opportunity for emerging economies to set their health systems on a path to sustainability is unprecedented. By 2022, an estimated one third of all global health expenditure will occur in emerging economies...
    • Author:
      HEAIDS and NACOSA
      Published by:
      HEAIDS and NACOSA
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      The study explored knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to sexual health and HIV among students at higher education institutions in South Africa...
    • Author:
      Pretoria University Law Press
      Published by:
      Pretoria University Law Press
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      The human rights relating to sexual and reproductive health typify unmet human rights needs in the African region. Despite drawing sustenance from international human rights jurisprudence, their realisation at a domesti...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      This document is intended to guide countries on how to include a gender perspective and promote equality and human rights for women and girls in their national HIV responses.....
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      The existence of national health identifiers ensures that each patient has one unique identity within the health system. ...
    • Author:
      RMCH
      Published by:
      RMCH
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      This 4-page case study discusses the findings of community-based monitoring of health services conducted in twelve South African communities to assess and support quality health care and increase access to and participa...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      Worldwide an estimated 4.5 million youth (aged 15–24 years) and 2.1 million adolescents (aged 10–19) were living with HIV by the end of 2012...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      Ending the AIDS epidemic is impossible without dramatically stronger, more sustained action to address the HIV-related needs of people who inject drugs...
    • Author:
      Population Council
      Published by:
      Population Council
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      This report is based on a multi-country study of African youth’s HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities and stigma commissioned by Ford Foundation in 2011...
    • Author:
      Soul City
      Published by:
      Soul City
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      This fact sheet, published by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication as part of the Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality......
    • Author:
      John E. Ataguba, Candy Day, Di
      Published by:
      PlosOne
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      South Africa's colonial and apartheid inheritance is one of substantial social, economic, and health inequalities....
    • Author:
      Management Sciences for Health
      Published by:
      Management Sciences for Health
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      The International Drug Price Indicator Guide contains a spectrum of prices from pharmaceutical suppliers, international development organizations, and government agencies....
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      Modelled HIV estimates are created by country teams using UNAIDS-supported software. The country teams are comprised primarily of epidemiologists, demographers, monitoring and evaluation specialists and technical partne...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      As the capstone of an ongoing planning process, this Annual Performance Plan describes broad-based Health Sector priorities that will guide programmes, policies, and initiatives through the next financial year....
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      HIV self‑testing is a process whereby a person who wants to know his or her HIV status collects a specimen, performs a test and interprets the test result in private...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      In 2014 all grade 4 girls are provided with the opportunity to receive the HPV vaccination at schools. This implementation guide aims to provide educators with the necessary information regarding the vaccination of the ...
    • Author:
      Human Sciences Research Counci
      Published by:
      Human Sciences Research Counci
      Publication Date:
      2014-01-01
      The 2012 population-based survey of HIV prevalence is the fourth in the series of national HIV prevalence surveys that have investigated HIV prevalence and behaviour...

     2013

     2012

    • Author:
      Southern African Development C
      Published by:
      Southern African Development C
      Publication Date:
      2012-10-01
      Impressive progress in child and adolescent HIV, TB and malaria has been achieved in the SADC region, however, important challenges and gaps remain apparent...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2012-10-01
      Contents • Editorial • Municipal Ward-Based PHC Teams • School Health Services • District Clinical Specialist Teams • Contraceptive and Fertility Policy • ART Monitoring: the Three Tier System ...
    • Author:
      Brot für die Welt (Bread for
      Published by:
      Brot für die Welt (Bread for
      Publication Date:
      2012-10-01
      The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2012 addresses the decision making process on global food and nutrition from this human rights perspective...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-07-01
      These recommendations have been developed specifically to address the daily use of antiretrovirals in HIV-uninfected people to block the acquisition of HIV infection. This prevention approach is known as pre-exposure pr...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-07-01
      These recommendations have been developed specifically to address the daily use of antiretrovirals in HIV-uninfected people to block the acquisition of HIV infection....
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2012-07-01
      This new UNAIDS report contains the latest data on numbers of new HIV infections, numbers of people receiving antiretroviral treatment, AIDS-related deaths and HIV among children...
    • Author:
      Global Commission on Drug Poli
      Published by:
      Global Commission on Drug Poli
      Publication Date:
      2012-06-01
      The global war on drugs is driving the HIV/AIDS pandemic among people who use drugs and their sexual partners...
    • Author:
      District Health System Newslet
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      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2012-06-01
      This is the first issue of the DHS News for 2012! Much has happened during the first 4 months of this year. To begin, the Minister of Health made the much-anticipated announcement of the names of the first 10 NHI pilot ...
    • Author:
      Peoples Health Movement
      Published by:
      Peoples Health Movement
      Publication Date:
      2012-06-01
      WHO Watch is pleased to present this report on the debates and decisions taken at the 65th World Health Assembly and 131st Executive Board meeting....
    • Author:
      Milo Vandemoortele
      Published by:
      Overseas Development Institute
      Publication Date:
      2012-04-01
      Five key emerging market economies, commonly termed the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), have been lauded for their stellar economic growth and resilience through the 2008/09 financial crisis...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-04-01
      The global health expenditure database that WHO has maintained for the past ten years, provides internationally comparable numbers on national health expenditures...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The World Malaria Report 2012 summarizes information received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      UNAIDS explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end AIDS. It includes the latest data and commentary from some of the leading advocates on women and HIV....
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The HIV sentinel surveillance data has helped to map the epidemic and monitor HIV infection trends in the country and has served as an advocacy tool, resulting in the mobilization of partners, resources and development ...
    • Author:
      AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
      Published by:
      AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Gender inequality and violence against women constitute one of the key drivers of the HIV epidemic. Violence against women and HIV are also mutually reinforcing...
    • Author:
      United Nations Development Pro
      Published by:
      United Nations Development Pro
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The strategy elaborates UNDP's response to address social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and Health...
    • Author:
      Southern African Development C
      Published by:
      Southern African Development C
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Member States (MS) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have made important progress in the last decades in reducing child mortality...
    • Author:
      Bongani M Mayosi,
      Published by:
      The Lancet
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Since the 2009 Lancet Health in South Africa Series, important changes have occurred in the country, resulting in an increase in life expectancy to 60 years...
    • Author:
      One International
      Published by:
      One International
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      In 2011, ONE and many of our partners including NGOs, thought leaders, and scientists rallied around the idea that we could see the “beginning of the end of AIDS” in our lifetimes...
    • Author:
      Center For Strategic and Inter
      Published by:
      Center For Strategic and Inter
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) released a report (.pdf) reflecting on lessons learned at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), which took place in Washington, D.C., in July...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Drawing on information provided by countries, this report summarizes the current situation in the effort to reach the 2015 targets set forth in the 2011 Political Declaration...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Please find the circular regarding the initiation of ARV's to HIV positive children 5 years and under irrespective of CD4 count and WHO clinical staging....
    • Author:
      UNFPA
      Published by:
      UNFPA
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      All human beings—regardless of age, sex, race or income—are equal in dignity and rights. Yet 222 million women in developing countries are unable to exercise the human right to voluntary family planning....
    • Author:
      Statistics South Africa
      Published by:
      Statistics South Africa
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Censuses are principal means of collecting basic population and housing statistics required for social and economic development, policy interventions, their implementation and evaluation...
    • Author:
      South African Medical Journal
      Published by:
      South African Medical Journal
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Feasible universal health coverage in South Africa seemed ever more remote last month as a dysfunctional Department of Public Works continued to stymie vital public hospital revitalisation projects, and five provinces p...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      To strengthen the rights-based national response to HIV, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, with the technical support of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance), initiated a project in 2011 to h...
    • Author:
      Consortium for Health Policy &
      Published by:
      Consortium for Health Policy &
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) project is aimed at building the field of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSA) in Africa....
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      This note is by the World Health Organization (WHO) is intended as a discussion paper on the position of health in the post-2015 agenda....
    • Author:
      UCT
      Published by:
      UCT
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The South African Child Gauge is published annually by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape, to monitor government and civil society’s progress towards realising children’s rights. This issue focuses on children...
    • Author:
      Medical Research Council
      Published by:
      Medical Research Council
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      A Rapid Mortality Surveillance (RMS) system was established to monitor the trend in the number of deaths recorded on the national population register at a time when there was a substantial time lag in the cause-of-death...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      This is the seventeenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997....
    • Author:
      Center For Strategic and Inter
      Published by:
      Center For Strategic and Inter
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Over the past several decades, the world has witnessed some astonishing global health success stories, from the eradication of smallpox to the expanding control of other vaccine-preventable diseases ......
    • Author:
      United Nations
      Published by:
      United Nations
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 presents new estimates of undernourishment based on a revised and improved methodology....
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      It is my pleasure to introduce the third edition of the Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for Hospital Level. This edition marks the culmination of an intense and thorough review process...
    • Author:
      United Nations
      Published by:
      United Nations
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      In its 2012 Report, the MDG Gap Task Force has had difficulty identifying areas of significant new progress towards delivering on commitments to the Global Partnership for Development, and for the first time there are s...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Effective monitoring of healthcare service delivery and overall performance of the health systems requires functional health information systems capable of producing real time information for decision making...
    • Author:
      UNICEF
      Published by:
      UNICEF
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The 2012 Progress Report on Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed examines trends in child mortality estimates since 1990, and shows that major reductions have been made in under-five mortality rates in all re...
    • Author:
      WITS University
      Published by:
      WITS University
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Male and female condoms are currently the only effective dual protection methods against unintended pregnancy and the transmission of STIs and HIV. ...
    • Author:
      Council of Medical Schemes
      Published by:
      Council of Medical Schemes
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      South Africa’s health system is undergoing a muchneeded strategic review. Both the public and the private sectors are affected. And the role of regulators remains crucial in this changing environment....
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Health systems strengthening has become a top priority of many global and national health agendas as a way to improve health outcomes....
    • Author:
      AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
      Published by:
      AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      A critical review of the new NSP response to women’s sexual and reproductive rights The protection and advancement of women’s rights, especially women’s sexual and reproductive rights, are critical aspects of effective ...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The report “Dementia: a public health priority” has been jointly developed by WHO and Alzheimer's Disease International...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The 3rd South African National HIV Communication Survey (NCS) results, released at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., revealed new data that show substantial increases in behaviors that reduce th...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Born too soon: the global action report on preterm birth provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation have been tracking donor government assistance for AIDS in low- and middle- income countries since 2002....
    • Author:
      Medicins Sans Frontieres
      Published by:
      Medicins Sans Frontieres
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      This report outlines some of the strategies, tools and policies that have supported the scaling up of treatment during the past decade as well as those that can address persistent or new challenges...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      This report assesses the general levels of transmitted and acquired drug resistance in select geographical areas of low- and middle-income countries...
    • Author:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Published by:
      Department of Health (South Af
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      High maternal, perinatal and under-five morbidity and mortality are some of the formidable development challenges in Africa. The disturbing part is that the large number of deaths is due to preventable causes...
    • Author:
      Global Commission on HIV and t
      Published by:
      Global Commission on HIV and t
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Adolescents are generally perceived as a healthy age group, and yet 20% of them, in any given year, experience a mental health problem, most commonly depression or anxiety...
    • Author:
      United Nations
      Published by:
      United Nations
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      This year’s report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) highlights several milestones...
    • Author:
      UNAIDS
      Published by:
      UNAIDS
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Leaders from around the world attending the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS committed to work towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and reducing AIDS-related maternal mortality...
    • Author:
      Save the Children
      Published by:
      Save the Children
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Family planning is a fundamental right. More surprisingly perhaps, it’s also vital to improving children’s chances of survival...
    • Author:
      UNFPA
      Published by:
      UNFPA
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      This report presents new 2012 estimates of the numbers and proportions of women in the developing world using modern methods and in need of modern contraception, as well as the cost and impact of meeting this need...
    • Author:
      UNESCO
      Published by:
      UNESCO
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      With over 120 maps, charts and tables, the UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education enables readers to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression fro...
    • Author:
      The International Union Agains
      Published by:
      The International Union Agains
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      This guide summarises The Union's experience in developing approaches to integrated TB-HIV care for adults in resource-limited settings...
    • Author:
      Center for Global Development
      Published by:
      Center for Global Development
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Health donors, policymakers, and practitioners continuously make life-and-death decisions about which type of patients receive what interventions, when, and at what cost...
    • Author:
      World Health Organization
      Published by:
      World Health Organization
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Between 31 January and 2 February 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting of experts to discuss recent research on use of hormonal contraception by women at high risk of HIV and those currently livi...
    • Author:
      UNICEF
      Published by:
      UNICEF
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      There is widespread consensus that providing universal, sustainable, affordable and quality health services underpins efforts to achieve equitable health outcomes...
    • Author:
      UNICEF
      Published by:
      UNICEF
      Publication Date:
      2012-01-01
      Over the past ten years, an increasing number of countries are initiating, negotiating and agreeing new trade agreements between two countries or amongst a group of countries...