Category «Health»

Over 1 million treated with highly effective hepatitis C medicines

World Health Organization

Over one million people in low- and middle-income countries have been treated with a revolutionary new cure for hepatitis C since its introduction two years ago. When Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) were first approved for hepatitis C treatment in 2013, there were widespread fears that their high price would put them out of reach for …

WHO and partners gear up to safeguard lives of displaced persons fleeing Mosul

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization, together with national health authorities and health cluster partners, have accelerated preparedness and response measures for internally displaced persons from Mosul by prepositioning 46 mobile medical clinics, 45 mobile health teams and 26 ambulances in a number of prioritized areas around the country. Life-saving medicines and supplies for more than 350 …

Pink Lady® Hosts Breast Cancer Association in Mauritius

The famous Pink Lady® Apple brand of South Africa’s True Cape won the hearts of Mauritians last Friday with 50 ladies, led by The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare. The ladies were treated to High Tea and intimate discussion where the Warriors narrated their breast cancer plight in living and breaking …

World Obesity Day

Today is World Obesity Day, and the international focus is on childhood obesity. The Department of Health is deeply concerned about the growing obesity rate in the country and urges all South Africans to adopt healthier lifestyles. Obesity rates in South Africa are increasing rapidly, with almost 70% of women and 40% of men either …

At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance Collective effort to address a challenge to health, food security, and development

World Health Organization

World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them. For the first time, Heads of State committed to taking a broad, coordinated …

UN Commission: New Investments in Global Health Workforce Will Create Jobs and Drive Economic Growth

The Presidents of France and South Africa today called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and help countries to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment. The High-Level …

Presidents Hollande and Zuma to present the report of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

World Health Organization

On Tuesday, 20 September 2016, H.E. Mr François Hollande, President of France, and H.E. Mr Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, will present the report of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a side event during the UN General Assembly in New York. The report …