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Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 00:00

A submission has been made to the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) on the health situation of refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented persons.

A submission has been made to SANAC on the health situation of refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented persons.

"South Africa has become a primary destination for people...

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Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 00:00

TAC's Khayelitsha district has published its first district newsletter.

TAC's Khayelitsha district has published its first district newsletter.

Download it here.

Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 00:00

Find a public antiretroviral site or private doctor where you can be treated for HIV.

Accredited Public Antiretroviral Facilities
Here are lists of state clinics that provide antiretroviral treatment (including CD4 and viral load counts) free of charge. The data is provided by the Department of Health. Please use the comment facility on this webpage to describe the quality of service you have received or to update or correct these lists.

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Friday, 29 February 2008 - 16:19

This article continues the argument that there is a political reason for deteriorating public health. However, whilst declining health can be partly attributed to political neglect it is not its direct cause. Rather, it is the growth of socio-economic inequalities that are coming about as a result of changed patterns of production and economic growth, combined with human insecurity, that is putting millions of people at risk of ill health and disease. Tackling this requires (a) that health strategies do more to examine inequality and (b) that advocacy for health begins to include robust...

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Friday, 29 February 2008 - 16:15

Despite remarkable advances in modern medicine the health of millions of people throughout the world is declining. Problems of malnutrition, maternal mortality and other causes of illness, disability and death persist on a huge scale. Underdeveloped and developing countries have become reservoirs for old and new pathogens, where communicable and largely preventable diseases, cause millions of deaths per annum.

“If you can have full employment by killing Germans, why can’t you have it by building hospitals?”
– Tony Benn, Labour Party MP, UK, referring to the move...
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