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Health Data Advisory and Co-Ordination Committee releases its first report

In a bid to improve the quality, consistency and reliability of data in respect of key health outcomes agreed to by the Minister of Health in terms of the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement (NSDA), a Health Data Advisory and Co-Ordination Committee (HDACC) was established towards the end of 2010. The aims of the committee were to improve the quality and integrity of data on health outcomes, establish consensus on indicator values, identify reliable data sources to be used by the health ...

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Department of Health reports on evaluation of PMTCT programme

The Department of Health has published a report on the evaluation of the effectiveness of the national PMTCT programme on infant HIV. This is the first evaluation of the effectiveness of the PMTCT programme in reducing transmission of HIV from mothers to babies. It provides a baseline against which progress will be measured in follow-up evaluations to be conducted in 2010 and 2011. ...

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DOH publishes strategic plan for reducing maternal and child mortality

The Department of Health published a National Strategic Plan for a Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). The plan documents South Africa’s commitments and plans in terms of the regional CARMMA programme to reduce maternal, perinatal and under-five morbidity and mortality rates. The Fourth Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Health in May 2009 launched the CARMMA campaign – the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal ...

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