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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…

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…

Summary: 1st WHO essential diagnostic list focusing on mainly communicable diseases with a recommendation to include more NCDs in a future edition. PHC and facility level essential package.   Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson Improving NCDs diagnosis & treatment outcomes Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly…

For the first time, since 1997 diseases of the circulatory system (18,5%) was the top ranking group followed by certain infectious and parasitic disease (18,2%).  It also was the first time NCDs were leading underlying  cause of death in 2 provinces, Western Cape and Gauteng. (p. 42) NCDs accounted for 57.4% of deaths in 2016 while…

In the death stakes #1 is the position to avoid. Stroke and diabetes are the 2nd and 3rd main causes of death in South Africa according to the 2014 figures just released by StatisticsSA. TB remains in unenviable pole position but the number of deaths are dropping each year. Great news. The ranking looks very…

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