Category Archives: Healthcare

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 Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, chaired by H.E. François Hollande and H.E. Jacob Zuma, today delivered its final report and recommendations to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon…

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Staatshospitale is nie voorbereid op groeiende aantal pasiënte nie

Met mediese fondse en privaathospitale wat tans onder die soeklig is weens die astronomiese kostes van hul dienste, is die vloei van pasiënte na staatshospitale besig om ingrypend toe te neem, sê me. Amanda de Lange, nasionale voorsitter van die Vryheidsfront Plus se vrouekomitee. De Lange sê die komitee is besig om staatshospitale in al die provinsies te besoek, en in die besonder kraamsale en baba-afdelings aangesien omstandighede in veral dié twee afdelings veel te wense oorlaat. Sy sê in baie gevalle is die hoeveelheid…

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Ebola Virus in semen of men who have recovered from Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola declared International Emergency

The World Health Origanisation has declared Ebola a public health emergency of International concern.  This is the entire release from the WHO: Epidemiology and surveillance Between 5 and 6 August 2014, a total of 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 29 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector response On Wednesday, 6 August and Thursday, 7 August, an Emergency Committee was held via teleconference to determine whether the current outbreak constitutes…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

SA Government wants country to produce 100 000 PhDs by 2030

Pretoria – Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says government has set a target of producing 100 000 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates by 2030 to improve research and innovation capacity. Minister Pandor said South Africa needs to train about 6 000 PhDs per annum, which will require an investment of about R5.8 billion a year. Minister Pandor said her department has allocated R80 million to fund 1 000 science postgraduates in the 2014/15 internship programme. Addressing The New Age business briefing in Midrand this…

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