An innovative electronic register that monitors patients on treatment for HIV and
tuberculosis developed by the University of Cape Town is being picked up by other
countries across the world, including Mozambique, Vietnam and Pakistan.
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.
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