Public Health

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...

#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...

A Tortured Wait For These Unplaced Medical Graduates

“My love for a challenge and working with people pushed me towards the field of medicine,” says Tanaka Gomba (23) in an interview with...

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...

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...

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...

Mozambique Battles Cholera In The Aftermath Of Cyclone Idai

The damage from Cyclone Idai is still growing. The cyclone is labeled the deadliest storm to hit Mozambique in the last 30...

COVID-19: Myth Busting Edition

With the announcement of a national state of disaster and a rising number of cases of COVID-19, the South African government has...

This unemployed doctor works at a call centre part-time to pay...

A number of unemployed doctors have spoken out against the Department of Health (DoH) who have failed to allocate them internships, community service, or...

Students are on holiday, so KZN’s blood banks are running low

On 3 January, the KwaZulu-Natal department of health said that the blood banks in the province were running low since the main source of...

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...

#HealthcareDuringAPandemic: We speak to three women to understand their experiences

Before Covid-19, public healthcare in South Africa was under-resourced and under pressure. In the pandemic we have seen healthcare workers work under...

#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...

Listeriosis Is Over, Health Minister Says

UPDATE: Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed on 3 September that there is no longer a listeria outbreak in the country. In the past three...

Why everyone needs to be advocating for menstrual rights

Another week, another amazing conversation!  This week we chatted to the Minister of Menstruation Candice Chirwa (if you don’t...

5 Alternatives To “Listeria Meat”

South Africans are suffering a polony panic. This came after an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Limpopo was pointed as the ground zero for...

How Doctors Discriminate Against Fat People

Cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer are all health-related issues associated with obesity. But while obesity is a...

Understaffed and overworked: what it’s like working in South Africa’s public...

The Department of Health (DoH) is having difficulty placing young medical graduates in internship positions. The Daily Vox has spoken to a number of...

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...

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...
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