The misison of health and social welfare sector is to facilitate an establishment and system that delivers quality health care efficiently and equitably, and that will guarantee social welfare for all.
The VISION of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is based on three key principles :
Ensuring optimal access to basic healthcare services to all members of society including those in hard to reach places
Ensuring that those in greatest need have easy access to care
Ensuring that access to care is based on need rather than ability to afford
The goal of the health sector, which contributes to the vision of the country's development is to have a healthy population, living quality and productive life by 2020.
There are Confirmed Cases of Measles in some districts which have already taken the lives of certain individuals. Mostly affected districts are Quthing, Maseru, Leribe and Thaba-Tseka, Mafeteng....Read more...
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is Re-Advertising 89 Data Clerk positions. The Data Collector wiil capture health data in line with prescribed formats and software. Supervise collection of health data from all district facilities. Also maintain an inventory of reporting institutions and expected reports. Order and distribute HMIS stationery...Read more...
Thursday April, 8, 2010 Lesotho - During a two day trip to Lesotho, UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman met with Government officials, visited health programs and witnessed first-hand the impact of HIV and AIDS on the children of Lesotho, a mountainous country entirely landlocked by South Africa.....
A study in rats reveals that tamoxifen - a drug typically used to treat breast cancer that has spread - is less effective when subjects are exposed to dim light at night.
A large meta-analysis assesses the evidence of a link between shift work and a heightened risk for type 2 diabetes. The analysis finds that men are at particular risk.
A new study finds that although individual unemployment increases a person's mortality risk, economic recessions reduce this effect among the overall population.