SA Students Demand Condoms In Schools

LEARNERS in most South African schools have rapped government for delaying the implementation of guidelines on the National Policy on HIV, STI and TB (2017) which they say is limiting their access to HIV testing, Condoms, and other essential sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) services. HealthTimes NewsRoom The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling for intensified collaboration by the   Department of Basic Education (DBE) and Department of Health (DOH) to offer annual HIV counselling and testing (HCT), TB and STI screening, and year-round access to…

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Patient groups march for access to medicines in South Africa

Finalise the draft policy and amend laws to save lives, activists tell dti PRETORIA – Today, more than 1,000 members of the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL) will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in support of the government’s efforts to fix our patent laws and ensure everyone has access to the medicines they need. Made up of 36 patient groups and civil society organisations representing people affected by most major diseases in South Africa, the FTPL Coalition will hand over its in-depth submission in support of the draft…

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MSF Takes Sexual Reproductive Health To Schools…As More Students Test HIV positive

By Michael Gwarisa INTERNATIONAL medical humanitarian organization Doctors without Borders (MSF), has embarked on a widespread Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) drive in schools starting with South Africa in an effort to reduce increased cases of HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies in amongst students. In a statement, MSF South Africa urged the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Education and School Governing Bodies (SGBs) in South Africa to get rid of traditional barriers to healthcare and sexual health education so as to promote uptake of HIV prevention measures as well…

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