Listeriosis outbreak declared over
Grocery stores and mums have been given the green light to once again stock processed meat on shelves and pack them in lunch boxes. This comes almost six months after polony and other ready-to-eat processed meats were declared no go areas by the Department of Health. “A team of... Read more
Quality healthcare must be for all
South Africa must move beyond the era of exclusively preserving quality healthcare for those with deep pockets, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. Addressing the Stakeholder Consultative Meeting on the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme on Friday in Tshwane, the President said the scheme is meant to ensure all South Africans... Read more
Mobile clinic joining hands with department of health to tackle systemic issues
Healthy Mom and Baby Clinic’s (HMBC) Mobile Clinic recently embarked on a community outreach campaign, in partnership with the Department of Health. The campaign aimed to provide care to outlying impoverished communities in Emahleni, Donkerhoek, and Ocean View, to address systemic health issues such as paediatric malnutrition and routine... Read more
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