In October 2015, the Gauteng Department of Health issued a media statement informing the public that it has terminated its contract with Life Healthcare Esidimeni Hospital. About 200 severely mentally
Our current health care system is not appropriately addressing the death and disability in our country – we need a major shift to education and prevention.
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Is the training of taxi drivers to provide healthcare in the form of first aid a reasonable, (cost) effective intervention?
Cervical cancer will develop in one out of every 35 South African women and it is the leading cause of cancer deaths amongst South African women. Approximately nine South African women die every day from cervical cancer. The aim of this opinion piece is to highlight the fact that the cervical screening does not seems to work in South Africa (low coverage) and therefore vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is causing cervical cancer, should not be postponed anymore, in order to save lives.
The author would like to discuss with PHASA members his observation that the extent to which PH research can benefit from MRC funding seems to be compromised over the past few years.
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