Category «Health»

WHO endorses experimental drugs for Ebola


Geneva – The World Health Organisation has authorised the use of experimental drugs to fight Ebola as the death toll increases. A 12-member ethics panel convened by the United Nations health agency has reached “unanimous consensus” that it is ethical to treat Ebola patients with experimental drugs to counter the largest, most severe and most …

Government responsible for health, development

Horrific crash in Swellendam claims eight lives

Pretoria – Governments have the responsibility to ensure that policies affirm the complicated link between health and development, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. “The right to the conditions necessary to achieve the highest attainable standard of health is a universal right and it is thus the duty of governments to respect, protect and fulfill this …