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Motsepe Donates US$1m to Fight Ebola

The Motsepe Foundation has announced a donation of R11 million, aimed at assisting Guinea with clinical management, social mobilisation, medical coordination and other key mechanisms of controlling the ebola disease.

In a press statement, mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe, executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), says the donation is on behalf of the Motsepe Foundation and ARM to the Ebola Fund in the Republic of Guinea to assist in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Zim Faces Challenges With Combatting TB

Health experts warn that Zimbabwe is facing challenges in eliminating tuberculosis (TB).

The experts call for a much greater integration of HIV and TB programmes within the healthcare system.

According to Michael Bartos, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS country director for Zimbabwe, tremendous progress has been made in minimising the spread of HIV while TB programming is weak in comparison.

ONE Campaign: Policy Manager - Transparency and Accountability

ONE is a campaign and advocacy organization backed by nearly four million people from around the world and every walk of life who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the promises made to the poorest, and we press them to put in place policies to promote and support development. We also work with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency. ONE operates from Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Paris and Washington DC.

South African Federation for Mental Health’s Comment Ahead of the National Budget

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health conditions are the third leading cause of disability in the world. South African morbidity data indicates that mental disorders are the 3rd highest contributor to the local burden of disease, after HIV and other infectious diseases and it is estimated that at least one in five South Africans suffer from a mental health condition.

HSF Paints the Town Red for Healthier Hearts this Valentine’s Day

This February, the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSF) is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a difference with its Dress Red campaign to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease and stroke for women and children. Funds raised will go towards combating heart disease and stroke in various communities around South Africa.

Health Systems Trust: Data Capturers

Health Systems Trust is a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of an equitable and comprehensive health system for the provision of quality health care in South and southern Africa.

Health Systems Trust seeks to appoint four short-term independent contractor Data Capturers for the Health Systems Research Unit, based in the Western Cape.

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