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JOHANNESBURG, December 5 – Suspended Gauteng Health head of the department Tiego Selebano effectively threw his underling Dr Makgabo Manamela under the bus, saying she was the leader of the team that implemented the botched Life Esidimeni project and also put pressure on implementers to move patients to non-governmental organisations. Selebano was testifying on Tuesday after his urgent application to set aside...
Washington, June 8, 2018 - A study published in the journal Science revealed that blood tests can accurately identify if pregnant women will deliver babies up to two months prematurely. The blood biomarkers, maternal blood could also estimate gestational age or the delivery date with comparable accuracy to ultrasound, but possibly at a lower cost, according to the study funded by...
JOHANNESBURG, July 7 - Deputy President David Mabuza is on Saturday, expected to welcome 260 Cuban-trained medical students back to South Africa. The reception ceremony will be held at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Mabuza is the chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa, which looks into issues of human capital and skills development in the country,...
By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - Folic acid fortification not only protects developing babies against certain birth defects but also supports healthy brain development through the teenage years, researchers report. "It's been known for more than 20 years that prenatal exposure to folic acid protects the fetus against spina bifida and other neural tube defects," said senior study author Dr....
DURBAN, June 13 - KwaZulu-Natal’s head of health, Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo, said on Tuesday that oncology services had been completely restored at Durban’s Addington Hospital. Dhlomo said that the oncology services should be near full strength by July, bringing to an end more than two years of scandals that led to a near collapse of public-sector oncology services in the...
JOHANNESBURG, March 19 - South African food company Tiger Brands said on Monday it had decided to recall to include all products at the Pretoria facility of its Value Added Meat Products (VAMP) brand, after a national recall both its Polokwane and Germiston over a listeriosis outbreak. "Production at the plant, which produces the company’s SNAX brand, will also be suspended," the company...
By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd, the Chinese vaccine maker accused of falsifying data, plunged deeper into crisis on Tuesday with police detaining its chairwoman and the country's...
JOHANNESBURG, September 3 - The Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday announced that the outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa was over. Speaking at the briefing at the National Health Laboratory Service in Sandringham, Motsoaledi said since June there had not been any new reports of listeriosis, which indicated that the outbreak was over. He said it was now safe...
TSHWANE, January 8 - The South African government on Monday announced a range of interventions in the health sector in a bid to protect the population, particularly new-born babies, from a listeriosis epidemic which has killed 61 so far. “When we view statistics of affected people, we note that of all the vulnerable groups, neonates are the worst affected if we...
PIETERMARITZBURG, March 23 - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo has come under fire from Members of the Provincial Legislature over his absence when his department appeared before the finance committee on Friday as part of budget hearings. Committee chairperson Sipho Nkosi told committee members that Dhlomo and Head of Department Dr. Musa Gumede had been called by KZN Premier Willies Mchunu...

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