Public Health

RECAP: How the Tembisa 10 came into “non-existence”

STORY LAST UPDATE: JUNE 28 There is rarely a dull moment in South Africa. The country, after all,...

Never far from controversy: The life and times of Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize had been a beacon of hope during the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. He also seems to...

The List: Five organisations are advocating for menstrual rights in SA

May 28 marks Menstrual Hygiene Day. It is a day to promote good menstrual health and hygiene management, and break stigmas that...

Separating the myths from the facts about the vaccine roll-out

Last  week a Whatsapp message was widely shared claiming nearly expired vaccines would be available at Mitchell’s Plain Hospital, Cape Town. Those...

Doctors Without Borders – Drawing Lessons from South Africa’s Second wave,...

A third wave is coming, and South Africa needs to prepare.  Drawing on the experience of responding to the...
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Healthcare workers reflect on their Covid vaccine experiences

There was a sense of jubilation as people around South Africa in mid February as we watched nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi become the...

Lifelong Student Dr Ashraf Davids is a beacon of the Cape...

Mitchells Plain has long been associated with the violence of gangs, but that does not define the township. It is a vibrant,...

In their own words: UFS nursing students taking part in the...

In February 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination programme started in South Africa - providing a small glimpse of hope. At hospitals around the...

Covid-19: A day in the life of a medical intern

Moratwe Mosima is a recent medical graduate, and is currently completing her internship at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg....

Two Johannesburg teachers open up about their back to school anxieties

The opening of schools has been pushed back to February 15 by the department of basic education. This was in relation to...

Everyone’s hyping up Ivermectin but there’s not yet conclusive evidence that...

AfriForum has brought an urgent court application against the South African Health Products Rights Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) and Health Minister Zweli...

#LGBQTILife: Working as a doctor in rural South Africa

Dr Anele Mhlakaza is a 28-year-old trans man medical doctor working in rural Eastern Cape. He is currently in his third year...

This is what Biden must do to reverse some of Trump’s...

Right now, it looks like the Trump administration is going nowhere. They are stomping their feet, refusing to concede and obstructing the...

I don’t have exes

A personal essay by Thembelihle Ngcai  I’m the only disabled person in my family. I was one of...

Why Dr T’s New UN Position Brings Together Her Life’s Passion

I first spoke to Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng last year. She had just launched her book Dr T’s Guide to Sexual And Reproductive...

COVID-19 And Pregnancy: Here’s What You Need To Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many health issues not directly related to the virus. From access to basic healthcare to sexual health...

When Disabilities And Inequality Meet In A Pandemic

What happens to the poor during self quarantine? And what happens to the disabled who don’t have support? What happens when you...

Men Are Still Ashamed To Publicly Buy Sanitary Pads

For many, it’s still unusual to see men holding or buying sanitary pads. This stigma results in some men feeling uncomfortable and...

South Africa: The Reality of Providing Safe Abortion During A National...

AS TOLD TO While South Africa’s lockdown regulations rules clearly state that abortion services are to continue throughout, some...

Nurses Are Vital Part Of COVID-19 Response

AS TOLD TO  Bhelekazi Mdlalose is a forensic nurse working with Doctors Without Borders (MSF Southern Africa). As a...
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