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Cholera outbreak

Having already claimed lives in neighbouring Zimbabwe recently, South African is leaving nothing to chance by  ensuring that it creates awareness to try to stop the spread of cholera disease into South Africa.

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World Environmental Health Day 2018

The Department of Health will commemorate World Environmental Health Day 2018 in Bloemfontein, Free State province. The theme for this year is "Global Food Safety and Sustainability".

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HPV vaccination 2018 second round

The 2018 national vaccination campaign for girls in grade four who are 9 years and older take place from August to September.

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Background: NMFC- Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro Programme

South Africa and Cuba have maintained longstanding diplomatic relations since 1994, which resulted in various Bilateral Agreements between the two countries on public health including the training of South African medical students.

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Registration and Orientation: Final year Cuban Medical students

The integration of the medical students who returned from Cuba for final medical studies, commenced in the local medical schools, as part of the NMFC Collaboration Medical Programme to ensure that government has adequate and competent health workforce to sustain the health system.

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New Hygiene Regulations R638 of June 2018

The Minister of Health has, in terms of section 15 (1) of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act No. 54 of 1972), made the Regulations in the Schedule., made the Regulations in the Schedule..

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Regulations relating to hazards analysis and control point system

The Minister of Health has, in terms of section 15 (1) of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act. 1972 (Act No. 54 of 1972), made the Regulations in the Schedule..

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Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, 2018

The Bill, unvelied by Minister Motsoaledi at a press conference, seeks to amend the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 (Act No.131 of 1998), in order to align with the National Health Insurance White Paper and the National Health Insurance Bill.

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National Health Insurance Bill, 2018

NHI is a health financing system that pools funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans based on their health needs and irrespective of their socio-economic status.

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Invitation for Public Comment!!! Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill

South Africa made significant strides in the fight against tobacco between 1993 and 2010.

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Listeriosis(food - borne disease) Outbreak - updates

Listeriosis is a serious, but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation.

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