S. Africa ‘prepared’ for Ebola with 9 hospitals equipped

South Africa is prepared for a potential case of Ebola, the health ministry said on Wednesday in a statement.

“We have identified 11 hospitals around the country to deal with patients who could be affected by Ebola,” spokesman Joe Maila … Read the rest

Extended free ARV’s to millions will cost 1 billion more

An extra R1-billion would be needed to extend ARV treatment, bringing the total HIV/Aids budget to R13-billion, the minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi said.

“People like asking me whether the country can afford it. The answer is: Can we afford … Read the rest

Circumcision culture has become criminal: minister

Illegal initiation schools have turned the circumcision culture into “something criminal”, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in The Times newspaper on Monday.

“The mushrooming of initiation schools is seen every single day in Eastern Cape. Hooligans… tsotsis take advantage and … Read the rest