We commit to:
- Increase life expectancy
- Decrease maternal and child mortality
- Combat HIV and AIDS and decrease the burden of disease from TB
- Strengthen health system effectiveness
Health Budget speech by Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, MP, Minister of Health, National Assembly
World Health Day dictates a longer and healthier life for all
Sunday, 7 April 2013, was World Health Day and the WHO theme for this year is “high blood pressure”. High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. This killer disease is caused by high salt ingestion and it increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failures, premature deaths and disabilities.
Childhood Immunisation Campaign to avert diseases and deaths
he Department of Health has today launched the national polio and measles immunisation campaign targeting under-five-year-olds to prevent childhood diseases and deaths. Polio and measles are highly infectious and life-threatening often resulting in more than 2 million deaths a year, disability and impairment such as blindness and hearing loss.