Minister in the Presidency Manto Tshabalala-msimang of South Africa

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Tshabalala-Msimang has placed her emphasis on broad public health goals, seeing AIDS as only one aspect of that effort and one which, because of the financial costs of treatment, might impede broader efforts.
Tshabalala-Msimang is married to Mendi Msimang, the treasurer of the African National Congress.
Tshabalala-Msimang has threatened legal action against the newspaper on the grounds that they are in possession of her medical records.
With the endorsement of Jacob Zuma's supporters, Tshabalala-Msimang was re-elected to the ANC's 80-member National Executive Committee in December 2007 in 55th place, with 1,591 votes.
Separately, health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has long provoked outrage with her public support of garlic, lemon and beetroot as defenses against AIDS, as well as her ongoing affiliations with denialists like Rath.
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang says she is just awaiting the right moment to speak about media claims that she is an alcoholic and a kleptomaniac.
Health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said she did not know who her new deputy would be.
Embattled Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has yet to deny that she is a drunk, a thief and drank excessively during a 2005 hospital stay.
Just three months ago Tshabalala-Msimang received the gift of life from a teenage suicide victim whose family donated their childs liver.
Manto in the frying panProtesters line up with signs and slogans in front of the South African embassy in Washington, calling for the firing of Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-MsimangDoctor BeetrootSouth African Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has been criticised for her controversial views on Aids and nutrition.
The Sunday Times reported two weeks ago that Tshabalala-Msimang was convicted of theft when she was a superintendent at the Athlone Hospital in Botswana in the 1970s.
Meanwhile, Tshabalala-Msimang was accused by Aids activists on Wednesday of fuelling the country's HIV crisis by obstructing efforts to combat the disease.
It was drawn up under the leadership of Mlambo-Ngcuka, chairperson of the South African National Aids Council, and Madlala-Routledge while Tshabalala-Msimang was recuperating from an illness and subsequent liver transplant.
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said in debate on her department's budget vote.
Tshabalala-Msimang had been expelled in the late 1970s from Botswana, where she had been supervisor of a hospital, after being convicted of stealing a patient’s watch while the patient was under anesthesia.
Tshabalala-Msimang has denounced them as “false, speculative and bizarre,” and threatened to sue the newspaper.
Tshabalala-Msimang has come under fire before, and Mr.
Tshabalala-Msimang has repeatedly questioned the safety of antiretroviral drugs.
Tshabalala-Msimang was hospitalized in March, and it was during her tenure that the government did an about-face and began an aggressive drug therapy program for AIDS patients.
Tshabalala-Msimang was suffering from anemia and residual pleural effusion, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the lining of the lungs and inhibits breathing.
Tshabalala-Msimang has been a target of AIDS activists and some medical experts since early this decade, when she publicly questioned the safety and effectiveness of conventional AIDS treatments like antiretrovirals for adults and drugs that hinder the transmission of H.
Tshabalala-Msimang has softened her warnings against the drugs.
In response to Moya's plea, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang came up with what has become her stock answer to any question on the disease - an excuse.
Tshabalala-Msimang had hardened her heart - so much so that she stood side-by-side with Sibongile Manana when the Mpumalanga MEC sacked a hospital superintendent for allowing a rape crisis organisation to set up office on his premises.
Tshabalala-Msimang was admitted to the Johannesburg Hospital about three weeks ago with anaemia and lung infection.
Tshabalala-Msimang has been unable to perform her ministerial duties for about six months, because of ill health.
Last week it came out that Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang had distributed to South African health officials a book excerpt claiming that a group of conspirators had introduced AIDS to Africa in order to reduce the continent's population size.
When questioned on local radio, Tshabalala-Msimang said she routinely sends such material to officials "just to alert them of what is happening and to what has been discussed.
Tshabalala-Msimang had stabilised significantly, Professor Jeff Wing said in an earlier statement prompted by clouded reports in the media.
He said that two weeks before Tshabalala-Msimang was admitted, she consulted a specialist for blood loss related to a condition occurring frequently amongst elderly women.
In October, Tshabalala-Msimang received therapy for a pneumonia that was complicated by a pleural effusion (a collection of fluid lying between the lungs and the wall of the chest), said Wing.
South Africas health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is not alone in her quackery.
Reports say Waters tabled a question asking whether Health Minister Manto-Tshabalala-Msimang had been convicted of theft in Botswana and whether this had been disclosed prior to her appointment.
The full survey was not released, but Tshabalala-Msimang said the figures suggested that we have a trend of decreasing prevalence overall and in the younger age cohort.
DA MP and member of the portfolio committee on Health Sandy Kalyan said Tshabalala-Msimang had been a spectacular failure as Minister of Health and I humbly appeal to the incoming leadership after the next elections to ensure that the voice of reason prevails, and to never ever again entrust you with the health of South Africa.
Tshabalala-Msimang has always been the subject of gossip in the corridors of power, and she has her more vocal detractors who have vehemently disagreed with her position on HIV and Aids and called for her head.
Dr Tshabalala-Msimang is clearly the minister in poor health.
According to the Journal, Tshabalala-Msimang has recommended a diet of potato, lemon and garlic to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic (Chase, Wall Street Journal, 9/5.
His defense of Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang came as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel laureate often regarded as the moral conscience of the nation, said in a speech Friday that the Health Ministry "has presided over the vast deterioration in health standards of our land.
Tshabalala-Msimang has been condemned at home and abroad for her unorthodox views on the AIDS virus, which has infected an estimated 5.
Tshabalala-Msimang denied the allegations and successfully sued to recover medical records that served as the source for some of the newspaper's allegations.
curbing the country's ballooning AIDS epidemic.
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Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has been condemned at home and abroad for her unorthodox views on the AIDS virus, which has infected an estimated 5.
Tshabalala-Msimang was sidelined for months with ill health earlier this year.
Tshabalala-Msimang denied the allegations and successfully sued to recover her medical records on which some of the newspaper's allegations were based.
As South Africa's health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has been vilified as an accomplice to genocide for failing to provide treatment for the millions of people with HIV.
Dr Tshabalala-Msimang was accused of abusing her position to hide chronic alcoholism and obtain a liver transplant earlier this year, and of robbing patients under anesthetic while a hospital superintendent in the 1970s.
The article claims that doctors and staff knew Dr Tshabalala-Msimang was drinking immediately before the transplant.
The paper also revealed that Dr Tshabalala-Msimang had been convicted of stealing from patients and banned from Botswana as an undesirable alien for 10 years when she worked as a hospital superintendent there in 1976.
In the past, Tshabalala-Msimang has said that antiretroviral drugs are "poison" and that a combination of garlic, onions, olive oil and African potatoes would strengthen the immune systems of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Tshabalala-Msimang said she sees her reappointment as a "sign of Mbeki's confidence" in her efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to Agence France-Presse.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 17, 2006 (AFP) - The South African government warned the countrys main anti-AIDS lobby on Sunday that a campaign to oust controversial Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was doomed to failure.
Tshabalala-Msimang was not included in the opening ceremony on Tuesday evening but had been scheduled to speak in a session on Wednesday alongside AIDS activists and researchers.