Health of South Africa

© Eric Miller
South Africa’s public health system is a network of medical care across the country, providing access to treatment for all South Africans.

South Africa is well-known for its medical innovation. South Africa invented the world’s first digital laser and the first full-body X-ray scanner. South Africa also performed the world’s first heart transplant way back in 1967 and more recently the world's first male genital transplant. SouthAfrica.co.za shares relevant information on health current affairs in South Africa, in order that everyone can be aware and improve their knowledge.

Antiretrovirals Part of a Rape Survivor's Armour

For the best chance to avoid HIV, the woman must begin taking antiretroviral drugs within four hours, and for a very good chance within 24 hours. The AZT makes her feel constantly nauseous and exhausted....more

HIV Aids Funding and Non-profit Organisations in South Africa

In 2004, in a massive breakthrough, everybody qualifying for Aids drugs in the Western Cape would get them by the end of the next financial year. The Global Fund to Fight Aids gave the Western Cape...more

The History of the Treatment for Aids in South Africa

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is a South African HIV/AIDS activism organisation founded in 1998. It is widely known as one of the most important civil society organisations active on AIDS...more

The Treatment Action Campaign Court Case on Access to Aids Medication

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), headed by activist Zackie Achmat, took the government to court in 2002 as the need for access to a treatment programme...more