Free State health workers protest – Independent Online

REUTERS A normal-sized gurney (L) is pictured alongside an oversized one. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry Bloemfontein – Disgruntled Free State community healthcare workers forced their way into Bophelo House, the provincial health department’s headquarters, on Friday the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) said. Around 50 people who had not received salaries for more than two months staged a sit-in inside the building. They are receiving support from the TAC. TAC spokeswoman Mary-Jane Matsolo said they were demonstrating after submitting a memorandum to health MEC Benny Malakoane several weeks ago. In it, they said that, among other things, they did not want to be paid by non-governmental organisations, but wanted to be absorbed into the government. “As of now,…

Free under-the-skin contraceptive for all SA women – Health24.com

Health 24 Search R5000 for your say Share your thoughts and win R3000 Win a hamper worth R6000! News Medical Experts Lifestyle Tools Multimedia Blogs Forums Focus Win! Home  >  Lifestyle  >  Contraception  >  News 21 February 2014 Free under-the-skin contraceptive for all SA women South African health minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that a small under-the-skin contraceptive device would be made available free of charge to all SA women. SAPA Related Contraceptive pill for men one step closer The right contraception for you SA teens urged to find out about contraception Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » A small under-the-skin contraceptive device will…

US Committed to Achieving Aids Free Generation – AllAfrica.com

UNITED States Embassy in Zambia Charge d’ Affairs David Young has reiterated his government’s commitment to working with the Zambian Government to achieve an AIDS free generation. Speaking in Lusaka when the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) selected 12 Zambians and honoured them as champions in the fight against HIV, Mr Young said the champions were nominated on the basis of their tireless efforts towards the fight against HIV and AIDS. He said PEPFAR launched a nationwide contest in 2012 to nominate people who have shown out-standing commitment in the communities to help people living with HIV. “Champions fight against stigma and discrimination, telling their stories to increase awareness of HIV and…