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Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has blamed manufacturers for shortages of medicines including HIV and tuberculosis drugs, but a civil society coalition has alleged 80%of stock outs are due to poor management. Community members have also complained about medicine stock outs. In the Stop the Stock Outs Project’s latest survey, more than 40 percent of…

Cancer of the cervix (CaCx) is the only NCDs indicator monitored in the District Health Barometer 2013-2014 due its historical focus on Millennium Development Goals. Cervical cancer (CaCx) is the 2nd most frequent cancer among SA women Most frequent cancer among women between 15-44 years 43 million women aged ≥15 years are at risk 7,735…

The ministerially appointed National Essential Medicines List (EML) Committee will start with the review of the Standard Treatment Guidelines and EML for Hospital Level (Paediatrics), 2013 edition. Please assist the Committee with the review of the EML by identifying those medicines that should be prioritised for evaluation. Constructive comment with regard to the inclusion/deletion of…

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