1272 Results Found

Disaster Management Amendment Act

Ministry of Health, South Africa

An amendment of the Disaster Management Act of 2002. among others, the amendment relates to; clarification of policy focus; alignment of functions of management bodies; providing for security personnel to assist in disaster management efforts; strengthening reporting on monitoring and evaluation efforts; providing for the inclusion of traditional leaders in management activities; and declaration and classification of disasters.

South Africa 2015 Health

Critical Infrastructure Protection Act

Ministry of Health, South Africa

The government acknowledges the essential nature of critical infrastructures for public safety, national security, and basic public services. The act applies to the identification and declaration of critical infrastructure; the determination of critical infrastructure; and the protection of critical infrastructure. The act does not apply to infrastructures under the control of the department of defence.

South Africa 2019 Health

Guidelines for Maternity Care in South Africa 2007

Ministry of Health, South Africa

This is a manual for clinics, community health centres and district hospitals. The main purpose of the guidelines on maternity care is to give guidance to health care Workers providing obstetric and anaesthetic services in clinics, community health centers and district hospitals. It provides summary of key recommendations from the saving mothers report 2002-2004.

South Africa 2007 Health

Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Act

Ministry of Health, South Africa

The notice amends the medicines and related substances act of 1965. “Among others, it provides for the appointment of one or more Deputy Registrars; it provides for a term of office of members of the Pricing Committee; it provides for the delay of the coming into operation of provisions requiring a licence before a person can compound and dispense or manufacture medicines, or act as a wholesaler or distributor, and it provides for regulations relating to the marketing of medicines”.

South Africa 2002 Health

Regulations Regarding Processed Foodstuffs

Ministry of Health, South Africa

The regulations are subject to the foodstuffs, cosmetics, and disinfectants act of 1972. It stipulates limitations related to the use of processed foodstuffs for human consumption.

South Africa 2001 Health

Guidelines for Nursing Clinical Education and Training Units in South Africa

Ministry of Health, South Africa

These guidelines provide a mechanism for the standardization of clinical education in nurse training in South Africa. The document provides the re-establishment of clinical education and training platforms in health establishments/facilities to standardize the content and quality of clinical nursing education and management.

South Africa 2016 Health

Guidelines for the treatment of malaria 2016

Ministry of Health, South Africa

These guidelines have been compiled using both international and local information to prevent mortality; prevent disease progression and development of severe malaria, reduce morbidity; eliminate parasitemia and stop further transmission and limit the emergence and spread of drug resistance.

South Africa 2016 Health

Saving Mothers: Essential Steps In The Management Of Common Conditions Associated With Maternal Mortality

Ministry of Health, South Africa

An important factor to achieve a reduction of maternal and neonatal deaths is the provision of clinical guidelines, protocols and manuals for the clinical management of the major causes of maternal mortality. Hence, the document provides essential steps in the management of common conditions associated with maternal mortality. It also provides organized procedures that health caregivers (clinicians, midwives, nurses and skilled attendants) should follow to ensure competencies and administrative necessities/support (equipment, drugs, human resources) for obstetric condition

South Africa 2007 Health

Medicines and Related Substances Control Act

Ministry of Health, South Africa

The Act sets out provisions along the value chain of medicines and medical devices manufacturing, import and export and prescription of medical substances. It relates to medicines intended for both human and animal use.

South Africa 1997 Health

Employment of Foreign Health Professionals in the South African Health Sector

Ministry of Health, South Africa

This policy aims to promote high standards of practice in the recruitment and employment of health professionals who are not South Africans or permanent residents. It aims at precluding the active recruitment of health professionals from developing countries unless there are specific government to government agreements to allow and support such recruitment.

South Africa 2010 Health

Regulations Governing the Tolerances for Certain Seeds in Certain Agricultural Products

Ministry of Health, South Africa

This regulatory document emphasizes that no agricultural product shall contain seeds of Crotalaria species, Datura species or Ricinus communis in measures greater than one seed per 1000g; and seeds of Argemone mexicana L., Convolvulus species, Ipomoea purpurea Roth., Lolium temulentum and Xanthium species in measures greater than seven seeds per 1000g.

South Africa 2002 Health

Regulations Governing General Hygiene Requirements for Food Premises, the Transport of Food, and Related Matters

Ministry of Health, South Africa

The notice concerns hygienic requirements for the handling, transport and storage of food. The regulations outline requirements for all points in the food handling and packaging processes. It is stated that a person may not handle food or allow food to be handled in manners contrary to specifications of these regulations. The regulations relate, among others, to abattoirs and animal slaughtering process, meat and meat products, perishable food items, prepacked foods, unprocessed crops, and ready-to-eat foods.

South Africa 2015 Health

Disaster Management Act: Amendment of Regulations

Ministry of Health, South Africa

The regulations are relevant to the Disaster Management Act of 2002, and the declaration of national disaster published in the government gazette in March 2020. The regulations amend the national disaster publication; it inserts chapter-specific definitions for clarity of context. It addresses issues related to the conduct and options of COVID-19 confirmed and suspected persons, restrictions on movements of goods and persons during the lockdown, prohibition of public transport, and resources by the state during the lockdown.

South Africa 2020 Health

Cold Chain and Immunisation Operations Manual

Ministry of Health, South Africa

Each chapter of this document discusses on procurement or requisition of vaccines and other supplies, receipt/dispatch of supplies, distribution and storage of vaccines & other supplies, cold storage and distribution equipment, maintenance of cold chain equipment, specimen collection and cold chain, records and reporting, management of sharps and contingency plans in case of power failure, sudden demand etc.

South Africa 2015 Health

Listeriosis: Clinical Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment

Ministry of Health, South Africa

This document introduces Listeriosis as a bacterial disease caused by the gram-positive, rod-shaped, motile bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. It details several Listeria cases and gender distribution amongst 5 categories of listeriosis patients and also the number of cases of laboratory-confirmed listeriosis in South Africa from January to October 2017 by 5-year age category. Chapter 6 and 7 of this document discuss the diagnosis and treatment of listeriosis in different forms.

South Africa 2017 Health

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Policy

Ministry of Health, South Africa

This policy updates the existing strategy to take into account technological advancements in cervical cancer prevention and new evidence on screening, approaches and methods in the context of the HIV epidemic. It introduces primary prevention of cervical cancer through Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of young girls between age 9 to 12 and promotes awareness regarding HPV prevention through safe sex practices and dual protection (barrier plus other methods of contraception). It also provides for secondary prevention by strengthening cytology screening. It also introduces new guidelines for cervical cancer screening for women living with HIV.

South Africa 2017 Health