Cancer Alliance issues pallative care for children toolkit

The Cancer Alliance has issued the third in its series of toolkits focusing on the National Policy and Strategy for Palliative Care, this time dealing with caring for children with cancer...

8 Aug 2018

Study: Minimal standards of palliative care needed

The first worldwide estimates of serious, health-related suffering and the resultant need for palliative care and pain relief...

13 Oct 2017

MP 'high' over dagga bill

Terminally ill patients and those with chronic pain may be one step closer to being allowed access to cannabis to treat their illnesses...

24 Nov 2016

Research in the news: Use of antibiotics at end of life - yes or no?

Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are often administered to terminally ill patients. But given widespread concern about antibiotic resistance, this common practice should be reconsidered...

By Ziba Kashef 6 Oct 2015

China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage

The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...

30 Mar 2015

Department probes claims of elder abuse

The Department of Social Development in the Western Cape has launched an investigation into allegations of elder abuse at the unregistered Serendipity Old Age Home.

4 Nov 2014

State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund

The Department of Health has appealed to the country's private sector to donate to the Ebola Response Fund to assist the countries affected by the virus.

26 Sep 2014

Better health care for sexual assault survivors

More than 170 nurses and doctors in Gauteng have been trained to respond appropriately to the health needs of survivors of sexual assault.

24 Apr 2014

Leading with love: The guide dog

If you're reading this you can be sure that you belong to the 99% of humankind that can access the visible spectrum ... in brief, 'good sight'.

By Roger Metcalfe 7 Oct 2013

State must move faster towards full funding of child welfare

The Financial and Fiscal Commission has called on the government to act speedily to put in place a funding plan to move towards full funding of minimum norms and standards for child welfare services.

1 Oct 2013

Madiba discharged from hospital

Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he had been receiving treatment for the past two months.

2 Sep 2013

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Awards 2013/14

Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.

15 Aug 2013

Mandela responding to treatment

After spending more than a month in a critical condition in hospital, former President Nelson Mandela is now responding to treatment, the Presidency says.

11 Jul 2013

CPR saves teenager's life

First aid could be the single most important thing you ever learn

5 Jul 2013

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