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MAXIMA female condom launched

The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize accompanied by Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela and Health MEC Ms MM Tsiu will on Saturday launch the new MAXIMA Female condom .

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A new HIV treatment - one pill, once a day

TLD(Tenofovir,lamivudine & dolutegravir is recommended by the World Health Organization for first-line treatment of HIV. It can also be used in second-line treatment of HIV.

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Health Minister, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, signed his Antibiotic Guardian pledge

On the 4th October 2019, the South African Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, signed his Antibiotic Guardian pledge… have you?

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Condom Awareness week - 2020

Once again as, Condom week campaign commences this week, Department of Health encourages people to practise safe sex as part of Sexual and Reproductive Healthy Lifestyle Month in February.

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STI awareness week: 10 - 16 February

The Department of Health commemorates STIs week from 10 -16 February to create awareness about STI infections as well as promote of safe sex through condom usage, prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and also control the spread of HIV and AIDS.

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Corona Virus(COVID-19) Outbreak

South Africans are assured that measures are in place to detect, manage and contain any cases of Novel Coronavirus should it come to our shores. So far, there are not suspected cases reported.

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HPV vaccination campaign

The national HPV vaccination campaign is back! This year's campaign will take place from 12 February to 27 March in all provinces.

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Healthy-Lifestyle Campaign, February

During this month, the Health Department encourages the public to practise healthy Lifestyle such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly avoiding smoking, and practicing safe sex.

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Health calendar 2019
Important Contacts
Aids Helpline
0800 012 322
Mental Health Information Line
0800 567 567
Children’s Cancer Helpline
0800 333 0555
National Health System Ethics Line
0800 20 14 144 14