Public Health

SA’s Transgender Community Battles Depo-Testosterone Shortage

How a transgender community rallied after a depo-testosterone stockout.

After Testing: The Struggle To Keep Patients On Treatment

HIV and AIDS is still a major cause of death in South Africa and while ARV treatment is free, many patients still default on...

Nursing Students Angry Over Mismanagement, Unfair Exam

Third-year students at the Ann Latsky Nursing school in Johannesburg protested on October 11 after raising concerns since the start of the year about...

After Getting No Help, Gigantomastia Sufferer Starts Her Own NPO

Gigantomastia is a rare disease that affects women, and is characterised by excessive breast growth. It may occur spontaneously, during puberty or pregnancy, or...

Three Years After The Kunduz Hospital Airstrike, Thousands Remain Without Medical...

It was the only trauma hospital serving the people of Kunduz, an area in northeastern Afghanistan. On October 3 2015, the US army bombed...

Dental Students At Wits Protest ‘Unhealthy Learning Environment’

Dental students from the University of Witwatersrand protested on Tuesday on campus with a number of complaints. Students say they are tired of the...

#MyBodyMyChoice: The Right To Safe Abortion Is Protected By Law

Cries of "my body, my choice", "my vagina, my choice" and "phansi unsafe abortions" rang in the air in the name of the campaign...

SA Pushed For First Ever TB Summit At The United Nations

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is currently taking place in New York. Various heads of states, ministers and activists have been meeting...

“It’s Only Blood” Fights Stigma And Shame Around Menstruation

Millions of people around the world experience menstruation. It is a basic biological bodily function and yet menstruation is often viewed as...

The Daily Reality Of The Rohingya In Bangladesh

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is a humanitarian medical organisation that has been working with the Rohingya refugees since 2009. It has been providing much...

“I Felt TB Was A Poor People’s Disease, So It Meant...

As the South African TB Conference kicked off this week, The Daily Vox spoke to medical profession Dr Ausie Nkhi who was once diagnosed...

SA’s 5th TB Conference Focuses On Tracking Missing TB Patients

The South African 5th TB Conference returned on Tuesday, 12 June after a four year hiatus. This year’s slogan, “Step Up, Let's Embrace all...

Living With Gigantomastia When Private And Public Hospitals Will Not Help

Cami Neelse suffers from the rare illness known as gigantomastia. This is a rare condition which is characterised by excessive breast growth. It may...

In Conversation With SA’s Youngest Doctor, Sandile Kubheka

It’s always fascinating to see young people doing remarkable things. Dr Sandile Kubheka graduated medicine at the age of 20, becoming the youngest doctor...

Sibongile Komati On Living With Lupus

Living with lupus can be life threatening. Research has shown that this chronic illness mainly targets women, which can result to long-term effects like...

Medical Graduates Still Await Placement

All South African medical interns and community service doctors who were eligible for placement have finally been allocated and offered placement, according to a...

The Stigma Of Loving Someone Who Died Of AIDS

I make it a point to tell anyone I date that I once had a partner that died of AIDS. So many loved ones...

Everything You Need To Know About Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), or commonly known as lupus, is a chronic disease that mainly affects women, causing severe effects which can lead to...

HIV Transmission Through Hair Clippers: Experts Say No

Reports by various publications on a study by the Skin and Hair Research Laboratory at the University of Cape Town, which said that barber...

Sexual Health: Here’s Why You Need To Invest In PrEP

South Africa is one of the many countries facing an HIV/Aids pandemic with a prevalence rate of about 12.8% of the total of the...
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