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November 27, 2018 The Presidency and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi seem intent on pushing the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill through Parliament before next year’s election despite major unanswered questions. The revised NHI Bill was presented to Cabinet’s social cluster sub-committee on 27 November 2018  before going to Cabinet, according to the health department. However,…

Wednesday 14 November, 2018 The North West Department of Health has noted the arbitration court’s decision for Head of Department, Dr Thabo Lekalakala, to be reinstated. “The department has noted the arbitration verdict concerning the suspension of Dr Thabo Lekalakala. It is important to remind the public that Dr Lekalakala was suspended following allegations of…

Friday, October 19, 2018 Deputy President David Mabuza says nothing short of a systemic overhaul is required to pull the country’s ailing health system out of the status quo. “We all agree that our health system is in crisis and needs urgent attention,” Mabuza said on Friday at the inaugural Presidential Health Summit. Delegates ranging…

This is billed as being about the Checka Impilo or National Wellness Campaign … but some how it got to be more about a failing health system. Take a look.  Checka Impilo Source SAnews.gov.za Deputy President Mabuza used the Health Summit to launch Checka Impilo, a national wellness campaign that focuses on testing and treating…

The National Cancer Campaign (NCC), announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16 February, 2018 will be launched today in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The campaign will focus on primary prevention and community awareness. The Cancer Alliance applauds and supports this campaign. Cancer is one of the major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa, and is on the…

Getting people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) involved in advocacy is a global challenge that just got a whole lot easier. Your support and views can help to drive change for better NCDs prevention and care. As PLWNCDs, we are powerful agents of change and our successful participation stands to make the global and national NCDs responses…

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