Public Health

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...

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...

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...

Communities Join Hands To Assist KZN Floods Victims

Calls for aid relief for Durban Floods has been made, this after hundreds of people were left displaced by devastating torrential rains...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

Rape in a place of platinum

A snapshot of the community of Rustenburg shows a place of plenty, also a place of poverty.  Ufrieda Ho argues that beyond the juxtaposition,...

“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...

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...

Lack of education leaves people living with epilepsy neglected and stigmatised

Mandla Mzimela has been on treatment for his epilepsy for the past 10 years. Stuttering, with pauses in between his sentences, and fidgeting hands,...

New youth-friendly services launched to curb HIV infection rate among Durban’s...

For many young people the experience of going to a clinic to access services such as HIV testing and treatment can be very daunting. In...

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...

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...

Young, drunk and at risk: the dangers in youth perceptions of...

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliances (SAAPA) and Soul City Institute have called for a ban on the marketing of alcohol products. Along with...

Young people encouraged to visit new Durban clinic without fear of...

On Friday, Lamontville Clinic in conjunction with the Durban Health Systems Trust launched a youth-friendly facility aimed at providing young people with their own...

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...

KZN Health’s LLETZ Procedure To Curb Cervical Cancer Deaths

The department of health in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday unveiled 15 new cervical cancer machine to help reduce the waiting periods for cervical...
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