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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,…

The North West Department of Health will hold a two day TB Summit from 15-16 November 2018. The summit will be held at Orion Safari Lodge, Rustenburg. The aim of the summit is to engage stakeholders and role players like mines on how to curb and reduce the scourge of TB in the Province. The…

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…

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…

 RPN (ICU) Diabetes  Nurse Specialist SA NCD Alliance (SANCDA) Associate and Diabetes Education Society of South Africa (DESSA) member Ramadan is approaching and people living with diabetes are advised to plan before starting the month-long fast. Approximately 100 million people with diabetes world-wide fast during Ramadan and most are able to fast the whole month. But…

Every year the 3rd of December is commemorated as International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). As part of the Disability Month activities that have been taking place over the past few weeks, Government has been drawing attention to the fact that this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Release of the White Paper on…

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