The Need


AIDS conference returns to Durban in 2016
4 August 2014

The International AIDS Society announced in Melbourne that the biennial AIDS conference will return to Durban in 2016. But this time, the circumstances in the country are significantly different than 2000. Last year, only around 7 600 babies were infected with HIV by their mothers, in comparison to 56 000 babies in 2003. Read full story

Time for health professionals to give feedback on their community service year
1 August 2014

For the 6th year Africa Health Placements (AHP) will conduct a national survey, in partnership with the Department of Health, asking doctors and dentists to give feedback about their community service year. The survey for health professionals who are completing their community service this year will run from the beginning of August until the end of December. Read full story

Millions more to get free ARVs
24 July 2014

HIV-positive people with a CD4 count of 500, likely to be still relatively healthy, will for the first time qualify for government-supplied antiretroviral medication from next year. Read full story

Quicker cure for TB soon
22 July 2014

South African researchers have brought the world a step closer to using a new drug combination that could shorten the time it takes to treat tuberculosis. Read full story