Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV Programme: Low Vertical Transmission in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (Original Articles) (Human Immunodefeciency Virus)

Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV Programme: Low Vertical Transmission in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (Original Articles) (Human Immunodefeciency Virus)

Objective. To describe the operational effectiveness of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programme at McCord Hospital during the period 1 March 2004-31 August 2005. Design. Observational cohort study.

Impact of the South African Mental Health Care Act No. 17 of 2002 on Regional and District Hospitals Designated for Mental Health Care in Kwazulu-Natal (Report)

Impact of the South African Mental Health Care Act No. 17 of 2002 on Regional and District Hospitals Designated for Mental Health Care in Kwazulu-Natal (Report)

Mental health is an integral and essential component of health.’ (1) Neuropsychiatric disorders contribute significantly to disability and health care cost in society, (2) and rank third in their contribution to burden of disease in SA. (3) To ensure adequate access and treatment for mental health care users (MHCUs), human, social and financial resources are […]

Mental Health Services Funding and Development in Kwazulu-Natal: A Tale of Inequity and Neglect (Original Articles) (Report)

Mental Health Services Funding and Development in Kwazulu-Natal: A Tale of Inequity and Neglect (Original Articles) (Report)

It is estimated that 14% of the global burden of disease is attributable to neuropsychiatric disorders, with depressive illness, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and psychotic disorders contributing the greatest proportion. (1) Over 30% of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) are attributed to mental disorders which are expected to rise significantly over the next 2 decades. (2,3) Co-morbidity […]