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Aaron Motsoaledi
Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa.jpg
Minister of Health
Assumed office
11 May 2009
President Jacob Zuma
Preceded by Barbara Hogan
Personal details
Born (1958-08-07) 7 August 1958 (age 56)
Political party African National Congress
Alma mater University of Natal

Aaron Motsoaledi (born 7 August 1958 in Transvaal) is the Minister of Health of South Africa.[1] He was formerly an MEC in the Limpopo province for (in chronological order) transport, agriculture and environment,[2] and education.[3]

Motsoaledi is a medical doctor by training. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Natal.[4] Motsoaledi ran a successful surgery in the small rural town of Jane Furse prior to his appointment in government.

Prior to his appointment as Minister of Health of the Republic of South Africa, Motsoaledi had served as a Chairperson of the Sekhukhune Advice Office from 1986 to 1994; as a Chairperson of Hlahlolanang Health and Nutrition Education Project in 1989; as a Deputy Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in the then Northern Transvaal from 1991 to 1992; as Head of the ANC Elections Commission for Limpopo Province in 1994; as Head of the ANC Economic and Infrastructure Desk and as Head of the ANC Research and Briefing of election Task Team in Limpopo in 1994.

Motsoaledi has also served as a member of the Limpopo Provincial Legislature from 1994 to 2009; as a member of the Limpopo Provincial Executive Council (MEC) for Education from 1994 to 1997; MEC for Transport from 1998 to 1999 and MEC for Agriculture, Land and Environment in 1999.

The Minister administered to the first South African state patient a fixed dose combination (FDC) Antiretroviral tablet of Emtricitabine/Tenofovir/Efavirenz on 9 April 2013 in GaRankuwa.


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Johannesburg Sunday World

Johannesburg Sunday World
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:43:02 -0700

OUR charmza this week is Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, who has announced plans to step up efforts to help fight the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa. In the case of an outbreak in South Africa, 11 hospitals were ready to deal with such cases ...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:58:36 -0700

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:54:38 -0700

FILE PICTURE: A guard waits to greet potential Ebola patients at the JFK hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. Picture: AFP. Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said he is tired of the unnecessary “media frenzy” around the possible outbreak of Ebola in the ...
Eyewitness News
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0700

JOHANNESBURG – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he is still extraordinarily opposed to allowing the private sector to build and run new institutions to train doctors. The minister says while there is a massive shortage of doctors in South Africa ...
Eyewitness News
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:20:08 -0700

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says universal health coverage has to be embraced to ensure equitable healthcare for all South Africans. Motsoaledi addressed about 500 delegates attending the Hospital Association of South Africa ...

UNAIDS (press release)

UNAIDS (press release)
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:15:00 -0700

On the opening panel, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul was joined by South Africa's Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, Blessi Kumar of the Global Coalition of TB Activists, USAID TB Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor Amy Bloom and UNAIDS ...

Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:03:45 -0700

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is probably one of the most respected people that our country has produced. He is that rare breed, a politician who is trusted, honest, and willing to give up his own Christmas holidays and go to a hospital and help out when medical ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:22:30 -0700

To get there Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi must do something wholly unprecedented for an African National Congress (ANC) minister: he must get the ANC's provincial health MECs to do their job, spend money properly on rendering health services to ...

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