The visiting SA Human Rights Commission was informed of numerous challenges faced by the hospital that led to the death of the babies.
The PrEPVacc is the first vaccine trial that attempts to incorporate pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) realistically in addition to the vaccine candidates tested.
The DA in Gauteng says it has learnt that 103 extra staff posts were approved at Tembisa Hospital a year ago, but there were no funds to fill them.
So far, no locals have been infected, though authorities are keeping a close eye.
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Drug resistant bugs on the rise – study
This as two new reports revealed a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents.
Severe overcrowding and understaffing blamed.

Health People are being ‘left to die’ in China

Chinese national has appealed to the international community for help.

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Health department head office is in a very unhealthy state

Health Health department head office is in a very unhealthy state

Staff can only work three hours a day out of fears their offices might make them sick or worse.

Health WHO issues worldwide warning on new coronavirus

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed on Thursday that there have been no cases of the coronavirus in Africa, and that authorities and medical staff have been briefed.

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Thousands could go blind as Right to Sight’s funds dry up

Health Thousands could go blind as Right to Sight’s funds dry up

The Second Sight Project will ‘struggle to accomplish its goals of ending preventable blindness in the target year of 2020’ without donations.

Health Gauteng health department still undecided about future of Kempton Park Hospital

There are three options for the hospital’s future: renovations and re-opening it, renovating the existing hospital as Folateng Hospital, or demolishing it to build a compliant district hospital.

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Limpopo health dept denies Kgapane Hospital water crisis

Health Limpopo health dept denies Kgapane Hospital water crisis

However, the department confirmed that illegal connections at the main water pipeline nearby had caused problems at the hospital from time to time.

Health Gauteng health races to contain bug that killed 10 babies

A stakeholders meeting on January 6 discussed problems which included overcrowding in the ward, staff shortages, and inappropriate equipment storage.

Health Protests affect health services in Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality

‘Due to roads being barricaded, staff at health facilities in the area have not been able to attend to their official duties.’

Health Outbreak of deadly germs at Tembisa Hospital causes death of ten babies

A CRE outbreak has caused infections such as pneumonia and meningitis at the hospital’s Neonatal Unit.

Health Nearly 140 new cases of SARS-like virus in China

A third person was confirmed to have died and 136 new cases were found over the weekend in Wuhan, taking the total number of people to have been diagnosed with the virus in China to 201.

Health Blood tests, interviews to be conducted as five are still critically ill after suspected poisoning in Cape Town

Eyewitnesses ran to help and paramedics rushed up and down the busy road tending to more and more people who had suddenly become very ill.

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Newborn baby’s arm gets broken in private hospital’s care

Health Newborn baby’s arm gets broken in private hospital’s care

‘We still do not know what happened – whether one of the nurses picked her up and dropped her, or whether she fell, we don’t know.’

Health NICD confirms case of Odyssean malaria in Tshwane

This after a 19-year-old pregnant woman was diagnosed after presenting flu-like symptoms in mid-November last year.




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