KZN increases number of patients on ART

Pretoria – The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has reported an increase in the number of patients registered on its antiretroviral (ART) programme from 408 238 in the 2010/11 to 535 910 as of the end of 2011/12 financial year. Provincial Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, said the focus of the ART programme during the...

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APRM consultative summit held

Pretoria – KwaZulu-Natal on Monday hosted a consultative summit of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), one of many consultations being held countrywide. The consultations are being held in preparation for the submission of a progress report on the implementation of the National Programme of Action (NPoA) of the APRM....

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KZN to host Aids conference

Traditional and religious leaders will tomorrow share a platform with government officials to trash out matters related to HIV and Aids. The Partnership against HIV and Aids Conference will take place tomorrow 8am at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg. Cabinet members, mayors from all district municipalities, academics and...

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KZN aims for 365 days of activism

KwaZulu-Natal is set to take the 16 Days campaign beyond its current timeframe, with the provincial government having developed an action plan to curb gender-based violence throughout the year. Premier Senzo Mchunu says the 365 Days Provincial Action Plan has been crafted with the express aim of mobilising people around the...

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Medical aid benefits for traditional leaders

Traditional leaders and their immediate dependants will now get medical and pension fund benefits, KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, announced on Thursday. Dube said traditional leaders could now start applying through the Government Employee Medical Aid Scheme (GEMS). The...

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