School for Military Health Training

School for Military Health Training

South African Military Health Services week is an annual celebration of being a single Service of the South African Defence Force since 1979. The aim is to commemorate and honour all those SAMHS members that paid the ultimate price in service of our  great nation and to pay tribute to those members that are every day deployed in hospital and sick bays, not only in South Africa , but also on our Continent. view picture

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a highly contagious viral infection that can lead to paralysis, breathing problems, or even death. The term poliomyelitis is from the Greekpoliós meaning “grey”, myelós referencing the spinal cord, and -it is meaning inflammation. read more

Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite that can infect people’s red blood cells. The parasite is spread to people by the bites of infected mosquitoes. read more

This campaign aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease under the 2014 theme “Are you up-to-date?”  It seeks to address the knowledge gap which can prevent people from getting vaccinated. read more

Every year on April 17, World Haemophilia Day is marked around the world to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. This is a critical effort with an ultimate goal of ensuring better diagnosis and access to care for the millions of men, women and children who have a bleeding disorder yet remain without treatment. read more

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GSB Thaba Tshwane Mens Day

The GSB Thaba Tshwane Men ‘s Health day was held on the 25th of October 2013.The purpose was to assist men to talk about issues they may find difficult to address. view photo

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ADHD is a highly heritable childhood-onset psychiatric condition, which is characterized by age-inappropriate levels of the core symptoms inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The disorder affects about 5 % of the children worldwide. Recent scientific studies in ADHD reveal biological underpinnings such as multiple genetic factors, ADHD-related differences in brain structure and function, as well as changes in neurotransmitter components within the basal ganglia thalamocortical neurocircuitries.  read more

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an disorder that is inherited and involves rapidly-worsening muscle weakness. Symptoms appear usually before 6 years of age and may even appear as early as infancy. read more

 Each year, since 2003, the African Region commemorates on 31 August the African Traditional Medicine Day. The theme for this year’s 10th edition is African Traditional Medicine Day: What Impact?read more

This year the SANDF Military Pentathlon Championships will be held over the period 14 – 19 July at the Signal Formation in Wonderboom, Pretoria . This will also be the first time that a brand new obstacle course will be utilised for SANDF Championships. read more

So what is panic, exactly? It is a sudden, uncontrollable fear or anxiety that makes us lose our ability to think normally. Panic takes over our mind and makes us behave in a frightened way. We typically panic in dangerous situations such as earthquakes or at the sound of gunfire. read more

What is mental illness and what is mental health?

The month July had been declared Mental Health Awareness month with the objective of not only educating the public about mental health but also to reduce the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness are often subjected. read more

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What Is a Seizure and What Is Epilepsy? Seizures — abnormal movements or behavior due to unusual electrical activity in the brain — are a symptom of epilepsy. But not all people who appear to have seizures have epilepsy; epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures read more

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