There is hope for people living with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) as the “gruelling” two-year treatment with “terrible side-effects” such as deafness can now be successfully shortened to just nine months.
The Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is expected to announce a reprieve for thousands of unregistered dental hygienists nationwide just weeks ahead of a change in policy that could have left many open to criminal prosecution.
The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines is calling for proposals to enhance and strengthen the promotion of innovation and access to medicines, vaccines and diagnostics.
This Medical Research Council brief summarises the key points of a systematic review evaluating the medicinal use of cannabis first published by Dr Penny Whiting in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has said there has been a “rise in incidents of corporal punishment in schools across the country” after it has received reports of the physical and verbal abuse of learners in at least seven Mpumalanga schools.
With many children becoming sexually active at 14 years old, the Department of Basic Education’s Chief Director for Care and Support in Schools Dr Faith Kumalo has warned that sex education and life skills must begin as early as Grade R.
With only eight government-run old age homes nationwide, unregulated facilities may be preying on the elderly alongside loan sharks and even pensioners’ own families, according to a new South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report.