Less than a quarter of young people between 15 and 24 have ever tested for HIV, according to research by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Human Sciences Research Council. Now, popular jeans label Levis Strauss is making an effort to get the ‘Know Your HIV Status’ message to appeal to the youth.
Waya esibhedlele eyokukhupha izinyo elisoloko limkhathaza. Kodwa wabuya enobuso obudumbileyo kwaye ephethwe ziintlungu ezinganyamezelekiyo. Kuthe kungekudala, zondela ezintlungu de lenkosikazi yaphelelwa nangamandla, ingakwazi ukuzihambela. Kungoku nje akusekho nto akwazi kuzenzela yona, onke amalungu omzimba kaPricilla ome nko.
The Eastern Cape’s latest health MEC appears to be set on preventing public scrutiny of its troubled provincial hospitals, and staff are too intimidated to speak out. In the meantime institutions are haemorrhaging nurses and doctors.
The Health Professions Council of South Africa [HPCSA] has always been the last to come to the rescue of the public. This is according to the South African Medical Doctors Association [SAMA].
SAMA is opposing the proposed Health Professions Amendment Bill which would give the Health minister powers to appoint members to the council and its professional boards.
The Treatment Action Campaign is set to take up yet another volley in an attempt to stop the controversial vitamin seller Dr Matthias Rath. The Rath Foundation has been accused of promoting its vitamins as a cure for AIDS and encouraging HIV positive people to abandon their antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. TAC is considering lodging legal papers in the High Court to stop Dr Rath’s campaign in the Eastern Cape. This report is in IsiXhosa.
The parents of the babies who died during a power failure at East London’s Cecilia Makiwane Hospital are now considering a class action against the Health Department. This follows the health minister’s denial that the babies’ deaths were a result of the hospital’s negligence.
A 44 – year old HIV positive mother – Emmelinah Sindane – is determined to get to the finishing line of today’s Comrades Marathon [June 16] despite the odds. Sindane will be partaking in the marathon only for the second time. She spoke to Health-e about her personal triumph over her HIV status.
[This report is in IsiXhosa.]
Eastern Cape Health MEC Dr Bevan Goqwana was fired by the premier this week, leaving a department which under his stewardship failed to properly account for R18.1 billion out of a total budget of R22.6 billion.