‘Grave dangers to proposal’ – Health Professions Amendment Bill

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.

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Rath spreads his wings to the Eastern Cape

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.

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Running for life

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.]

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