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Hospital committed to midwifery to open in Cape Town in May

The UN Population Fund says many countries with high maternal death rates will fall behind in the next 15 years if the number of available midwives is not increased

Gauteng faces significant shortage of organ donors

Gauteng infrastructure development MEC Qedani Mahlangu. Picture: SOWETAN

Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu says the kidney transplant waiting list at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital stands at 2,096

Health inquiry to begin again on Tuesday

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Inquiry was set up to determine why medical inflation consistently outstrips consumer price inflation

Crackdown looms on complementary medicinal products

BLITZ:  Medicine-control inspectors are gearing up to check up on scores of products related to diabetes, heart disease, cancer and viral diseases. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

First call-up for inspection targets products claiming to be complementary medicines for HIV, diabetes, heart conditions and cancer

WHO warns of possible ‘marked increase’ in Zika

Geovane Silva holds his son, Gustavo Henrique, who has microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO

World Health Organisation says virus could spread to new parts of the world, even as the outbreak declines in Brazil


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