Aids activist Zakie Achmat has always stood up for what he believes in - a trait he
says grew out of having to come out as a gay person to his religious parents.
"Having to take that stand made it much easier to take any other stand," he
in a short film that will be screened in South Africa on World Aids Day on Sunday.
The University of Cape Town has teamed up with Brown University in the United States to develop a new cadre of HIV social scientists who can provide interdisciplinary solutions to HIV/Aids in South Africa.
South Africa has received R3-billion from the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the biggest grant the country has yet received from the international financing institution, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe announced on Tuesday.
Two hospitals and eight clinics in the OR Tambo district are to be demolished and rebuilt from scratch as part of a massive overhaul of the health care system in the Eastern Cape, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Thursday.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced a raft of major changes to South Africa's health care system, starting in Gauteng province with the decentralisation of a number of functions from provincial health offices to the level of hospital CEOs and managers.
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