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Report on investigation into infant deaths at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital released

SECTION27 welcomes the release of the report on the investigation into the tragic deaths of six infants on 18 May 2010 at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital (“the Hospital”) in Johannesburg. The report raises serious concerns about the extent to which the Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development (“the Department”) adheres to norms and standards related to human resources, and the consequent overcrowding in public health facilities in the province.

Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in South Africa

Background, strategies and outcomes of the treatment action campaign case against the Minister of Health (2004) 19(2) South African Journal of Human Rights 278 by Mark Heywood Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in South Africa