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Cervical cancer still the leading cause of cancer death among SA women

Cervical cancer still the leading cause of cancer death among SA women 1920 1371 Right to Care

 The CLINICAL HIV RESEARCH UNIT (CHRU) and health NGO RIGHT TO CARE have joined forces to raise awareness about cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among South African women. Tomorrow is International Gynaecological Awareness Day which aims…

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Call for Hepatitis C to be eliminated in SA

Call for Hepatitis C to be eliminated in SA 1920 1280 Right to Care

Monday, 8 October 2018: Ahead of the South African Drug Policy Week 2018, Prof. Ian Sanne, CEO of Right to Care, one of South Africa’s largest health NGOs, called for South Africa to start a…

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What will it take to circumcise another two million men in SA?

What will it take to circumcise another two million men in SA? 1500 1001 Right to Care

South Africa is just over half-way through a massive effort by multiple stakeholders to circumcise 4.3-million men which will avert 1.3-million new HIV infections. But what will it take to achieve the final targets? Dr Khumbulani Moyo, medical male circumcision project director at RIGHT TO CARE explains. Wednesday 1 August 2018: Soon after the World Health Organization recommended…

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SA’s heterosexuals exacerbate mental illness in LGBTI communities

SA’s heterosexuals exacerbate mental illness in LGBTI communities 2507 1673 Right to Care

Thursday, 5 July 2018: Many South Africans still consider the lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community to be different, abnormal or sinister. “This leads to LGBTI individuals suffering from self-discrimination, social isolation, depression,…

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ART adherence clubs set to help SA eradicate HIV/Aids

ART adherence clubs set to help SA eradicate HIV/Aids 1500 970 Right to Care

Thursday 7 June 2018: Just being an active member of a club can save a life and make a significant impact on South Africa’s effort to meet the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets focused on ending the AIDS epidemic…

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Standard TB cases decline but drug resistant TB soars

Standard TB cases decline but drug resistant TB soars 1500 1000 Right to Care

Thursday 22 March 2018: Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one cause of death amongst infectious diseases in South Africa. While the incidence of drug-susceptible (DS-TB), which is treated with the antibiotics rifampicin and isoniazid, has…

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Medication ATMs launched in SA: patient waiting times cut to under 3 minutes

Medication ATMs launched in SA: patient waiting times cut to under 3 minutes 886 625 Right to Care

Johannesburg – Thursday, 15 June 2018: A groundbreaking ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication in under three minutes was officially opened in Alexandra today. The innovative Pharmacy Dispensing Unit™ (PDU™)…

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Call to focus on blessers driving HIV who don’t access healthcare services

Call to focus on blessers driving HIV who don’t access healthcare services 1500 875 Right to Care

During reproductive health month, RIGHT TO CARE an HIV/AIDS Not-for-Profit Organisation has called on South African healthcare workers to actively implement and support strategies that target people at risk and ‘blessers’ who are driving the HIV epidemic among…

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HIV/Aids in babies and children: impressive advances in prevention and treatment

HIV/Aids in babies and children: impressive advances in prevention and treatment 150 150 Right to Care

HIV transmission in babies reduced from around 30% to less than 2% Tuesday 5 December 2017: Significant advances have been made with regards to managing children living with HIV/AIDS as well as reducing the number…

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LGBTIs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, prisoners and people who inject drugs battling to access healthcare

LGBTIs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, prisoners and people who inject drugs battling to access healthcare 150 150 Right to Care

Monday 4 December 2017: Equity in healthcare will only be achieved when the rights of all population groups, including lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, men who have sex with men, sex workers,…

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