Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Health.

Health Human Research Rules Set Down

Department of Health

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published regulations governing research with human participants.

The guidelines, drawn up in terms of sections 71 and 90 of the National Health Act (61 of 2003), are announced in the Government Gazette of 19 September 2014 (38000 / 719).

Health to Divest From BIOVAC

Department of Health

The department of health is to transfer its shares in the Biological and Vaccines Institute (BIOVAC) to the department of science and technology.

Cabinet has approved the transfer because of the conflict of interest concerns raised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), objecting that health was acting as shareholder of the company and buyer of its products.

Medicine Dispensing Fee Under the Microscope

Department of Health

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi plans to change the regulations relating to fees charged by dispensing practices.