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No ARVs in 'whoonga', say experts

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SOUTH AFRICA: JOHANNESBURG, 10 February 2011 (PlusNews)

Media in South Africa recently erupted into a frenzy of coverage of an allegedly new illegal drug, 'whoonga', said to contain life-prolonging antiretrovirals (ARVs), but
experts say the drug is actually an old foe, heroin, and does not include ARVs.

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State of the Nation address - nothing startling on the health front

What follows is a long list of promises and very little detail on how they plan to implement the plans! Same as last year, they have not addressed the staffing issue ,they have not addressed the corruption and theft nor will they! Promises make great election campaigns, but inaction needs to be confronted at the ballot box at the Municipal Elections! Get rid of empty vessels that make the most noise .

Taki Kyriacos 

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Malaria

extract from the NICD-NHLS Communicable Diseases Communiqué

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Regulator slams 2011 medical aid hikes

Medical aid schemes were overcharging members with unjustifiable increases for next year that were way above inflation, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) said on Friday.

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A nation’s health in crisis: Strategies for reform

South Africa's health sector is in crisis. National health has deteriorated markedly over the past decade, and the country is heading for the bottom of almost every table of international health indicators.

This is an executive summary of CDE Round Table no 16, A nation’s health in crisis: International experience and public–private collaboration (November 2010). The full length publication is available from CDE, and can be downloaded from www.cde.org.za.

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