The World Health Organization is starting a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world…

7 April, 2021

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people living with HIV?

Christian Health Networks appeal for global equity and solidarity in access to COVID-19 vaccines

It is now almost a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The pandemic is still threatening the whole world; besides those who have died, many more have lost their jobs, been driven into poverty and lack perspective in the crisis.

COVID-19: ONE YEAR ON – ‘Lest we forget’

 As the country hits the One-Year Anniversary of COVID-19, the KZN Premier and MEC for Health reflect on the year that has been, since the diagnosis of the first case.

Proceedings to take place at Grey’s Hospital (Pietermaritzburg)


CATHCA, SACBC and Radio Veritas host a webinar to address COVID-19 vaccine myths

Dr Piet Reijer

Facts and Issues under discussion : 

Current Covid-19 statistics around the world

Safety priorities, Vaccine Life Cycle and Effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine

Facts and myths around the Covid-19 vaccine

The South African Roll-out strategy of the Covid-19 vaccine

How to influence the demand for the Covid-19 vaccine in SA

Pregnancy Awareness Week

10 - 16 February

The Department of Health uses Pregnancy Awareness Week to strengthen pregnancy education and stress important issues that promote healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood.

Pregnant women should start attending antenatal care as soon as they suspect that they are pregnant and certainly within their first trimester.

Teen Suicide Prevention Week

18 - 25 February

This week is set aside to promote commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost 3 000 people worldwide commit suicide daily. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives.

About one million people commit suicide each year. Every 40 seconds, the loss of a person who killed themselves shatters the lives of family and friends.

For family and friends affected by suicide or attempted suicide, the emotional impact can last for many years.

Find out more about how to prevent a suicide and where to get help at:

Helpline: 0800 21 22 23 (8am to 8pm)
Helpline: 0800 12 13 14 (8pm to 8am)
SMS 31393

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