Face to Face: Winde on HIV, Zille and tough choices

Face to Face: Winde on HIV, Zille and tough choices

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is chairing the province’s AIDS council, something his predecessor Helen Zille did not do. Alicestine October sat down with Winde to discuss HIV, Zille and much more.

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Health in 2020: Eight questions facing SA

Between President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ongoing new dawn and important healthcare reforms, 2020 will be a critically important year for healthcare in South Africa. Spotlight formulated eight questions to set out what is at stake.

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Comprehensive sexuality education is a universal right

The scourge of HIV and deaths due to unsafe abortion among young people urgently calls for age appropriate Comprehensive Sex Education. It also calls for reform of restrictive laws and for more resources to be allocated to Sexual and Reproductive Health, writes Thuthukile Mbatha.

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SA’s children surviving but not thriving, conference hears

Health practitioners, caregivers and academics recently attended the 10th Child Health Priorities Conference at the University of North West (NWU) under the theme – “survive, thrive and transform – championing change for children”. Some experts argued that South Africa’s children is surviving, but not thriving. Madala Thepa reports.

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OPINION: Fix our clinics, save our lives

We are not making a flippant statement or trying to cry wolf, but we have a crisis in our health system which will have a devastating impact if not addressed, writes three people involved with the new Ritshidze clinic monitoring initiative.

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Msukaligwa AIDS activists welcome municipal funding

The effective functioning of local AIDS councils can be hampered by something as basic as taxi fare members need to attend meetings. Now one Mpumalanga municipality is giving grassroots activists financial support to help with the basics they need to mobilise, organise and implement the local AIDS council’s action plans. UFRIEDA HO reports.

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NHI Bill could be law by August

If all goes according to plan the NHI Bill may just be on the President’s desk to be signed into law by July or August next year, according to portfolio committee chair Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

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New UNAIDS head visits Soshanguve

The new Executive Director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima was in Soshanguve, a township north of Pretoria, on Friday for a clinic visit, a town hall engagement with the local community, and to partake in activities of a new clinic monitoring project.

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