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World AIDS Day 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day commemorations which take place annually on 1 December. The theme is “Know your status”.

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November - Malaria month

The month of November is malaria transmission season in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

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Presidential Health Summit 2018

A two-day Presidential Health Summit led by President Cyril Ramaphosa took place at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Gauteng on 19 and 20 October included diverse stakeholders such as labour, civil society, academia as well as healthcare users.

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Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, 2018

The Bill, unvelied by Minister Motsoaledi at a press conference, seeks to amend the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 (Act No.131 of 1998), in order to align with the National Health Insurance White Paper and the National Health Insurance Bill.

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National Health Insurance Bill, 2018

NHI is a health financing system that pools funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans based on their health needs and irrespective of their socio-economic status.

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Invitation for Public Comment!!! Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill

South Africa made significant strides in the fight against tobacco between 1993 and 2010.

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Listeriosis(food - borne disease) Outbreak - updates

Listeriosis is a serious, but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation.

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14 November is World Diabetes Day

14 November is World Diabetes Day. The campaign aims to create awareness about by diabetes and its effects on families. 2018 theme is - "The family and Diabetes".

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Important Contacts
Aids Helpline
0800 012 322
Mental Health Information Line
0800 567 567
Children’s Cancer Helpline
0800 333 0555
National Health System Ethics Line
0800 20 14 144 14