The Need


SA hosts world’s first study into better XDR-TB treatment
18 May 2015

South African scientists are spearheading the world’s first trial into shorter and better treatment for tuberculosis (XDR-TB), which kills about half of all those diagnosed with the condition in South Africa. Read full story

Pneumococcal vaccine cuts hospitalisations by 70 percent
11 May 2015

New data shows that South Africa’s expensive pneumococcal vaccine roll out has cut childhood hospitalisations due to meningitis, pneumonia and rotavirus by about 70 percent in just five years, according to Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Read full story

New youth health app
8 May 2015

The Department of Health is launching a new, cell phone app to take health messaging to the country’s young people – and asking youth to help. Read full story

A profile on Isilimela Hospital
30 March 2015

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