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South Africa Far from Targets to Reduce Maternal, Infant Mortality

South African health facilities are slowly improving their treatment of pregnant women and babies, but certain provinces and districts are holding back progress.

Mpumalanga is the only province where more mothers died in childbirth in 2012/13 than the previous year. Stillbirths have increased in Limpopo and the Northern Cape.

The worst district for stillbirths was the Western Cape’s Central Karoo district, where they have more than doubled in a year although the number of cases is still small.

Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb: Nurses

Since 1997, Tibb has established grounds in South Africa through the work of the Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb. The Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb is a nonprofit organisation started by the Bhikha Family Trust with the vision of assisting in the provision of effective, affordable healthcare to all members of our national family. Any profits accrued by the Institute are used for social upliftment projects and increasing awareness of the Tibb philosophy through education and training.
 

HIVSA: Trainers

HIVSA is a South African not-for-profit company that offers comprehensive care and support to those individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and those living in impoverished circumstances.

HIVSA seeks to appoint two Trainers, based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The persons will be part of a team providing accredited and non-accredited training at HIVSA’s Training Centre in Braamfontein as well as at other off-site facilities.

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Kiviet Urged to Intervene in Health Crisis

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition wants to approach the Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet, to intervene in its call for action to improve the healthcare system.

The coalition spokesperson states that, Kwazi Mbatha, "We are going to approach the premier and hand to her the memo that we gave the [health] MEC [Sicelo Gqobana], which he still has not responded to."

The coalition tabled and presented a memorandum of grievances to Gqobana's office in September and gave him 30 days to respond.

HIVSA: Social Media Content Developer and Moderator

HIVSA is a South African not-for-profit company that offers comprehensive care and support to those individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and those living in impoverished circumstances.

HIVSA seeks to appoint a Social Media Content Developer and Moderator, based in Johannesburg.

The Social Media Content Developer and Moderator will lead a team who are passionate about having a positive impact on the health outcomes of adolescent girls and young women.

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BroadReach Health Care: Health Systems Strengthening District Manager

BroadReach Healthcare is a global healthcare solutions company that provides consulting, implementation and programme management services. BroadReach is dedicated to expanding access to healthcare services across the globe through innovative approaches that combine the best of the private sector and public health

BroadReach Healthcare seeks to appoint a Health Systems Strengthening District Manager, based in Mafikeng.

China, Africa, Cooperate on Health

Dozens of African health ministers and Chinese health officials this month gathered at the Ministerial Forum on China-Africa Health Development in Beijing, China, to map out new efforts to support Africa’s long-term health progress and shape the future of China-Africa health cooperation.

This was the first-ever meeting of health ministers under the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) since it was established in 2000, demonstrating the highest level of political commitment to tackle Africa’s most pressing health challenges together.

African Govts Still Underfunding Health

Twelve years after African governments pledged in the Abuja Declaration to allocate at least 15 percent of their annual budgets to healthcare by 2015, just six countries have met this goal.

According to data compiled by the UN World Health Organisation (WHO), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Togo and Zambia have met the target, and five other countries are spending at least 13 percent of their annual budgets on health.

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