South Africa is set to make major increases in the scale of an already massive HIV/Aids treatment and prevention programme as the country pushes to meet ambitious new targets for turning the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi officially opened the R730-million, 300-bed Zola-Jabulani District Hospital in Soweto on Wednesday, saying the new facility would help to ease the load on Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
Rooibos extracts in skin care products can help prevent the development of skin
cancer and even delay the onset of malignant tumours, a recent study by Dr
Tandeka Magcwebeba, a doctoral student at Stellenbosch University, has found.
While South Africa is doing well on HIV treatment, testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission, the country needs to step up its prevention efforts to curb the high rate of new HIV infections, according to the latest report on national HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour.
The number of deaths in South Africa decreased by 7.7% between 2010 and 2011 as a downward trend that started in 2007 gained further momentum, thanks in large part to a massive treatment drive for people with TB and HIV, Statistics SA reported on Tuesday.
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