Aaron Motsoaledi (born 7 August 1958 in Limpopo) is the Minister of Health of South Africa. He was formerly an MEC in the Limpopo province for (in chronological order) transport, agriculture and environment, and education.
Motsoaledi is a medical doctor by training. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Natal. 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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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:56:15 -0700
The DA welcomes a reported decision by the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, to do away with the Certificate of Need. In sections 36 to 40 of the National Health Act of 2003, promulgated in May, doctors would require a 'Certificate of Need' for ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:12:50 -0700
SA to expand HIV drugs coverage – Aaron Motsoaledi. FILE PICTURE: Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. (Photo: GCIS). South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:30:00 -0700
Cape Town - South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Wednesday. “As from January 2015, we shall start HIV-positive patients on treatment at CD4 count of less ...
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:05:33 -0700
328,896 TB cases recorded in 2013 - Aaron Motsoaledi. Aaron Motsoaledi. 09 July 2014. Health minister says cure rate in 2012 was 76,1% with a default rate of 6,3%. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. FOR WRITTEN REPLY. QUESTION NO. 45. DATE OF ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:26:15 -0700
Last week Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced in his budget vote speech in Parliament that HIV-positive South Africans with a CD4 count of 500 or less, as opposed to the present 350, will be eligible for antiretroviral treatment from January ...
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:33:35 -0700
South African Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says three issues should top the post Millennium Development Goal (MDG) agenda. NCDs, the health of women and children, and universal health coverage must be focuses within the post-MDG agenda, ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says government has big plans to turn the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030, in line with the target set by delegates at the International Aids Conference in Australia. “The conference took a very far-reaching decision to add ...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:18:45 -0700
We can start making preparations now," South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Reuters. "I want it as soon as possible but realistically and most probably it would be next year," said Motsoaledi, a former smoker who quit in his final year ...
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