Aaron Motsoaledi (born 7 August 1958 in Transvaal) 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.
Interface- Interview with Aaron Motsoaledi, 08 April 2014
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on the IP policy, cheaper medicine and the recent HIV prevalance stats.
Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola | Chester Missing interviews Aaron Motsoaledi the Minister of Health
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28% of school girls are HIV positive: Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
At least 28% of schoolgirls across the country are HIV positive. Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,recently released these shocking figures. Furthermore, ...
Hon The Minister of Health, Minister A. Motsoaledi - Deaths of Initiates Debate
National Assembly Debate in Terms of Rule 103: The Tragic Deaths of Initiates in Mpumalanga Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health 29 May 2013.
Minister Aaron Motsoaledi launches HPV immunisation campaign
Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi launched the Human Papilloma Virus Immunisation campaign in Bloemfontein on 12 March 2014.
An announcement regarding SA's Ebola response fund: Aaron Motsoaledi
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi makes an announcement regarding South Africa's Ebola response fund on Friday. Last month the country set up the fund to mobilise resources from government,...
Nigeria tragedy: Aaron Motsoaledi
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Aaron Motsoaledi is concerned about the absence of Nurses at some hospitals
The Health Minister is concerned about the absence of Infectious Control Nurses at some hospitals. Dr Aaron Motsoaledi was speaking at a summit on Anti-micro...
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Aaron Motsoaledi on Themba Lethu Clinic
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS HAD IN THE RECENT MONTHS REVAMPED ITS IMAGE. EARLIER IN THE YEAR MINISTER DR AARON MOTSOALEDI ROLLED OUT THE FIXED DOSE ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:56:11 -0800
Aaron Motsoaledi appoints new CMS council. Sapa. FILE PICTURE: Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. (Photo: GCIS). Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi had appointed a new council to oversee the governance of the Council for Medical Schemes ...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:25:33 -0800
The minister said he has assembled the best specialists in their fields to handle Ebola-related matters. Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi speaking to the members of the media on the upcoming World. FILE: Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:33:45 -0800
At the launch of the second phase of Operation Phakisa in the city on Tuesday, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said most South Africans received health care services at the country's 3 500 clinics, but these did not function well. No new clinics ...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0800
If the health minister has his way, vaping will soon be regulated like regular smoking because, he says, Big Tobacco is complicit in its rise. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he wants to outlaw e-cigarettes. (Reuters). Health Minister Aaron ...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:38:14 -0800
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi have launched a project to upgrade all clinics in the country to provide top quality healthcare services. The Phakisa Project, which means make it quick, has been implemented ...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:15 -0800
According to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and as revealed by Statistics South Africa's latest report, 8.27% of South Africans have diabetes while 8.3% have Impaired Glucose Tolerance. "My vision, which has now been adopted by this Foundation is to ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:15:00 -0800
"We are doing integrated disease management," says Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, the Minister of Health for South Africa, where one in every 116 people was newly infected with TB in 2013. The rates of TB-HIV co-infection in South Africa are among the highest ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:30:00 -0800
Skweyiya, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and businesswoman Wendy Luhabe are among a long list of people who invested in Kgadima's company after being promised a 5% commission. The Central Energy Fund (CEF), through which the government ...
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