Public Health

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...

PPE For Returning Medical Students Might Not Be Available

Higher education and training, science and technology minister Blade Nzimande announced last week that no campus-based activities would be resumed during level...

The True Cost Of e-Health In A Global Pandemic

As South Africa enters its fourth week of COVID-19 lockdown, the rise of infections runs parallel to an increase in nation-wide anxiety. ...

Food Aid Parcels In South Africa Could Do With A Better...

Hester Vermeulen, University of Pretoria; Carmen Muller, University of Pretoria, and Hettie Carina Schönfeldt, University of Pretoria Food insecurity...

Final Year Medical Students Raise Concerns Around Graduation

Final year medical students are concerned they may not be able to graduate this year. As the COVID-19 lockdown continues in South...

Accessibility Is A Human Right

South Africa is slowly getting into grips with the realisation of a lockdown that doesn’t seem to have an end date anytime...

COVID-19 and Women’s Health

By Sibusiso Mkwananzi, CSDA South Africa has now been included in the countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It...

Children In Kashmir Are Away From Schools And Ban On The...

Safina Nabi, Indian Administered Kashmir: In circumstances triggered by the coronavirus, the free flow of information is necessary. Whether it’s about the...

COVID-19 Compromises Social Networks. What This Means For People In Humanitarian...

Jeeyon Kim, Tufts University; Daniel Maxwell, Tufts University, and Sabina Robillard, Tufts University The novel coronavirus is now being...

Important Resources For The Lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on March 24 that South Africa would be going into a 21-day lockdown. These measures are being put...

TB, HIV And COVID-19: Urgent Questions As Three Epidemics Collide

Emily Wong, University of KwaZulu-Natal Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa’s health system. There’s...

Ways To Help Vulnerable People During COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak has been a source of anxiety for many of us. It has reinforced the huge inequalities in South Africa...

#COVID-19: 5 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health

Months into 2020 and normal as we know it has disappeared. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and COVID-19 is...
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