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Legislation Ushers South Africa Into A New Era For Cancer Registration

Cancer is major health challenge facing health systems in both developing and developed countries. The World Health Organization estimates that globally more than 10...

Nanotoxicology And Risk Assessment Of Nanomaterials As A Priority Strategic Thrust For The NIOH

The Toxicology and Biochemistry Section of the NIOH under the leadership of the NIOH has is currently setting up a Nano-toxicology Unit that will...

World Cancer Day 2012: Together we can!

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008.  Each year on 4 February,...

Motsoaledi Appoints Ministerial Advisory Committee On The Prevention And Control Of Cancer In South...

SA: Statement by the Department of Health, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi appoints Ministerial Advisory Committee on the prevention and control of cancer in South Africa...

Kroonstad Laboratory puts NHLS on the Map

The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) has made history by obtaining a five star scoring through the Africa Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) external...
Fungal disease awareness week 2018

A hidden epidemic of life-threatening fungal infections

What is the scope of the problem? When most healthy people think of fungal diseases, they often think of oral or vaginal thrush, nappy rash,...

Nhls Leadership Appears Before Parliamentary Portfolio Committee On Health

The CEO of the National Health Laboratory Service(NHLS), Ms Joyce Mogale, appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on Wednesday, 12 October 2016,...

Compensation Systems For Occupational Diseases

There are two compensation systems in South Africa which are governed by two different statutes: the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA)...

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks: Situation Update, 08 January 2015

The most recent positive Ebola Virus Disease case has been confirmed on the 29 December 2014 in Glosgow, United Kingdom (UK). The case is...

TB ‘A Problem’ In KZN

About 70% of tuberculosis (TB) patients in KwaZulu-Natal were HIV-positive, the provincial Health Department said on Tuesday. "TB is a problem in South Africa but it...