Tests underway to find cause of diarrhoea outbreak
The Mpumalanga Provincial Government has called on members of the public, who suspect that they may have diarrhoea, to visit their nearest health facility. This comes as the provincial government tries to contain a diarrhoea outbreak in the Ehlanzeni region. “To date, over 1 300 cases of diarrhoea have... Read more
Reisa’s wellness programme launches to identify and tackle learning disabilities
The inaugural phase of a school remedial programme, the Wellness Relay, has been launched at Dibeng Primary School, in the Gamagara Local Municipality, as an extension of the Ubuntu School Project. The programme aims to identify barriers to learning and recommend remedial action or therapy, to ensure learners can... Read more
Cookhouse Wind Farm boosts primary healthcare services
Cookhouse Wind Farm has announced the appointment of new healthcare workers, who will be assisting in the operation of the Department of Health’s mobile clinic, in a public-private partnership that aims to support and strengthen Primary Healthcare in the farming communities of Bedford and Adelaide.  As part of the... Read more
Aspen opens R1 billion high containment facility
JSE Limited-listed Aspen Pharmacare (APN), South Africa’s largest pharmaceutical company, officially opened its R1 billion Port Elizabeth-based high containment facility earlier today. Stephen Saad, Aspen Group Chief Executive said, “Aspen continues its evolution into a global specialty manufacturer of niche products requiring complex technologies. The high potency manufacturing facility... Read more
Enterprise polony fingered as Listeriosis culprit
Polony from the Enterprise factory in Polokwane, Limpopo, has been fingered as the culprit behind the Listeriosis outbreak in the country. “The source of the present outbreak can be confirmed to be the Enterprise food production facility in Polokwane,” said Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday. Environmental Health... Read more
Cookhouse Wind Farm’s development programme boosts primary healthcare services
Cookhouse Wind Farm has begun rolling out the first phase of its Healthcare Flagship Initiative, aimed at strengthening Primary Healthcare in the communities of Bedford, Cookhouse, Somerset East and Adelaide.  This three-year high impact initiative, which will see a R2, 000, 000 investment in the first year, in the... Read more
Research to take centre stage at health summit
The upcoming Research and Innovation Summit by the Gauteng Health Department is expected to tackle the use of research as a means to deliver an effective health system. “The overarching objective is to increase awareness about the need to use evidence based research and improve stakeholder participation in the... Read more
Efforts underway to declare drought a national disaster
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says efforts are underway to classify the drought as a national disaster. This would assign new responsibilities to the Minister of Water and Sanitation to issue regulations and directives in dealing with the drought. The Minister said this when he... Read more
Gauteng Health appoints new HOD
Professor Mkhululi Lukhele has taken over the reins as the Head of the Gauteng Health Department with immediate effect following his appointment on Thursday. Professor Lukhele has worked as Head of Orthopaedics at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital and has recently completed his term as the Head of the Wits... Read more
Depression in the workplace costs SA 5,7% OF GDP
Depression costs South Africa more than R232 Billion or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity either due to absence from work or attending work whilst unwell, the IDEA study of the London School of Economics and Political Science 2016 found. In light of World Mental Health... Read more