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.
Aaron Motsoaledi South Africa's Minister of Health
Minister Aaron Motsoaledi during launch of Fixed-dose Combination drugs
Minister Aaron Motsoaledi during launch of Fixed-dose Combination drugs in Ga-Rankuwa.
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The much-anticipated single dose ARV treatment is being rolled out.
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HIV 'wonder drug'
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Aaron Motsoaledi appealing to men to come forward and be tested for HIV.
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Interface, 07 October 2012
Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi is considering distributing condoms in schools. This has illicited concerns, condemnation from some quarters, while others ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 13:10:59 -0700
White Paper on the NHI to be released soon - Aaron Motsoaledi. Aaron Motsoaledi. 15 May 2013. Minister says quality of public healthcare must go up, and cost of private healthcare come down, if scheme is to work. Health Budget speech by Dr Aaron ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 10:29:41 -0700
Cape Town -A beer maker's plans to boost the sale of its product in Africa has left a sour taste in Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's mouth. Briefing the media shortly after delivering his budget vote in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Motsoaledi ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 07:08:41 -0700
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says training will start in August. He says the programme is an important monument in creating a great South Africa. Granddaughter of the late Albertina Sisulu, Tumi says the family is honoured that the initiative was ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 10:21:25 -0700
Cape Town - Government will start administering cervical cancer vaccines in schools from February next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced. Speaking during the health budget vote debate in the National Assembly on Wednesday, ...
Fri, 24 May 2013 00:36:48 -0700
... and would be buried at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg. Thousands of people attended Friday's proceedings, including Mokonyane, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Congess of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota.
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Fri, 24 May 2013 05:30:49 -0700
According to statistics released by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa has the third-highest TB infection rate in the world; and 1 782 cases of MDR-TB infections were reported in the Eastern Cape alone in 2010. While most students ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 23:21:35 -0700
JOHANNESBURG - The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has backed Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in urging medical aid schemes to cover vaccines which prevent cervical cancer in women. The minister announced earlier this week ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 00:15:45 -0700
On the same day that the commission released the terms of reference, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi reportedly told parliament there was a need to regulate prices in private health care, a statement consistent with his views that tariffs in the ...
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