Public Health

The mental health system in South Africa is not well, say...

On Tuesday, the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted a colloquium on the state of mental health in South Africa and the issues raised by...

Organ trafficking hoax sparks a spike in donors

A “blatant” activity, which has upset countless people working in the transplantation of human organs industry, has had an unintended consequence: it has led...

#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA

Abortion has been legal in South Africa for more than 20 years, yet the black market for backstreet abortions still flourishes.A recent briefing report...

People trapped, injured after roof collapses at Charlotte Maxeke hospital

A few people are trapped under rubble after the roof of the reception area at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg collapsed on...

Someone needs to explain why there aren’t enough jobs for doctors

Becoming a doctor has many benefits. One of the most attractive to me, though, was the job security I envisioned. No further emphasis is...

Life Esidimeni: The forgotten people of South Africa’s healthcare system

There was once a time when people thought mental illness was demonic possession. Priests used to perform exorcisms, in which the supposedly possessed person...

We need national buy-in with the distribution of free sanitary pads

The Kwazulu Natal Department of Education is distributing free sanitary pads to poor menstruating learners as part of an initiative that it launched last...

We need to talk about the “taboo”of women’s health in SA

Women's healthcare in South Africa is steeped in stigma and misinformation, and Donald Trump's Global Gag Rule does nothing to clear the misunderstanding. There...

Health minister claims young doctors are fussy, while they urge him...

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has slammed claims that there is a shortage of available posts for newly-qualified health professionals in South Africa - but...

South Africa’s typhoid alert: should we be scared?

Since December last year, residents of one of Zimbabwe's oldest townships have been living on ground zero of the country's latest typhoid outbreak. So...

Ten South African women who slayed in 2016

This year has been quite a turbulent one, but SA women stay slaying. The Daily Vox rounds up ten South African women who were...

HIV/AIDS in South Africa: how far have we come?

It’s been 16 years since Thabo Mbeki’s denial of HIV’s relation to AIDS, 15 years since the death of international icon Nkosi Johnson and...

The “most advanced vaccine trial to date” launches in South Africa,...

On Wednesday, a day before World Aids Day, a highly anticipated HIV vaccine trial called HVTN 702 launched in South Africa. The new vaccine...

We asked an expert to bust the myths associated with condoms...

We’ve had a giggle at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s condom presentation in the National Assembly this week.But even after proposing a national commission of...

Yumna Moosa’s superiors are still trying to prove her as incompetent

Dr Yumna Moosa, whose video about harassment and racism at a public hospital went viral last week said the support she’s received since publishing...

This junior doctor is exposing harassment and racism in our hospitals

Yumna Moosa, a graduate of the University of Cape Town, was working as an intern to earn her qualification as a medical doctor when she experienced...

#AIDS2016 through the eyes and voice of a young black woman

While the International AIDS Conference is lauded by many as a chance to celebrate progress made in HIV/AIDS treatment and research, ANDILE MTHOMBENI believes...

A world of difference between private and public healthcare in South...

In South Africa, the reality of socio-economic inequality is that, often, private healthcare is reserved for those who can afford it while public healthcare...
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