My colleague the Deputy Minister of Health
MECs for Health present
The Chairperson and members of the Health Portfolio Committee
Honourable Members of Parliament
Ladies and Gentlemen
Honourable Speaker, it is now well documented and generally understood that South Africa faces a quadruple burden of disease. Many other countries are faced only with a double burden.
These four are:
A very high prevalence of HIV and AIDS which has now entered...
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SA: Statement by the Department of Health, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi appoints Ministerial Advisory Committee on the prevention and control of cancer in South Africa (16/04/2013)
Published 17 Apr 2013
The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramagopa had today, Tuesday 16 April 2013, officially opened and led discussions of the inaugural meeting of the newly appointed Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer in Pretoria.
The Minister of Health, Dr A...
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11 April 2013
Experts from 80 countries cite time-limited opportunity, endorse comprehensive new eradication strategy
Prof Shabir Madhi, Executive Director of National Institute of Communicable Diseases (South Africa), joined hundreds of scientists, doctors and other experts from around the world to launch the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication today, declaring that an end to the paralyzing disease is achievable and endorsing a comprehensive new strategy to secure a...
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18 February 2013
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg has completed laboratory testing on specimens from a Free State Province man admitted to hospital last week with diarrhoea.
The preliminary tests showed that the diarrhoea was likely caused by a species of bacteria belonging to the same family of bacteria that causes cholera. On further testing at the Centre for Enteric Diseases reference laboratory based at the National Institute for...
More19 February 2013