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Polio, Measles campaign coming soon

The second round of the annual polio and measles campaign will start on Monday, June 17 until June 28, the Free State Health Department announced on Tuesday.

SA making inroads in fight against HIV

The HIV epidemic in South Africa has continued to stabilise over the past six years, with KwaZulu-Natal having recorded a notable decline in 2011.

Opportunities for people with disabilities improving
The Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities has worked hard to ensure that people with disabilities are no longer only offered sheltered employment but can now be employed at cooperatives.

World AIDS Day targets men, youth
This year's World AIDS Day will focus on urging young people and men to get tested so they know their HIV status.

Warning sounded on diabetes stats
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has warned that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030. The number of people living with diabetes is expected to rise from 366 million to 552 million by 2030 if no urgent action is taken, according to the federation's latest statistics.

Campaign to prevent child deaths
The Department of Health will embark on a campaign aimed at promoting immunisation in an attempt to curb child deaths.

Dept considers introduction of cervical cancer vaccines
(HPV) vaccines have been registered in South Africa and are presently available in the private sector. One vaccine targets cervical cancer only and the other targets both cervical cancer as well as genital warts.

Govt, Virgin Group to establish Disease Control Hub
President Jacob Zuma and Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group, have agreed to establish a Disease Control Hub in South Africa.

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