Public Health

Ten South African women who slayed in 2016

This year has been quite a turbulent one, but SA women stay slaying. The Daily Vox rounds up ten South African women who were...

Health minister claims young doctors are fussy, while they urge him...

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has slammed claims that there is a shortage of available posts for newly-qualified health professionals in South Africa - but...

Treatment Action Campaign not pleased with David Makhura’s absence at #LifeEsidimeni...

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was not pleased when it learnt that Gauteng premier David Makhura, did not attend the #LifeEsidimeni arbitration hearings on...

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...

Family should be considered sacred when medical interns are placed

Young medical graduates are not being placed in internship positions which they need to be able to practise medicine independently. There seems to be a...

#LifeEsidimeni arbitration should hold health department accountable

Led by former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke, an arbitration process to help resolve the deaths of over 100 mentally ill patients after they...

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...

KZN Health’s Prayer Solution For Healthworker And Student Deaths

On Monday, 26 March, the KwaZulu-Natal member of the executive council (MEC) for health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo held a prayer meeting in...

People trapped, injured after roof collapses at Charlotte Maxeke hospital

A few people are trapped under rubble after the roof of the reception area at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg collapsed on...

We need national buy-in with the distribution of free sanitary pads

The Kwazulu Natal Department of Education is distributing free sanitary pads to poor menstruating learners as part of an initiative that it launched last...

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...

Less judgement, more action is needed on female genital mutilation

Despite the dangers and growing opposition to the practice, female genital mutilation (FGM) persists across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, over...

Is hopelessness driving HIV in SA’s youth?

Why is HIV still the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 and 19 and how can we change this, asks Njabulo Mbanda. It...

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...

Why we shouldn’t panic about South Africa’s WHO plague assessment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified South Africa as a “priority country” for bubonic plague preparedness. But there’s no reason for panic. Warnings like...

#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...

Draft bill could limit access to safe abortions

A proposed Bill by the African Christian Democratic Party could endanger legal abortions in South Africa, doctors have warned. The ACDP’s amendment to the 1996...

David Mabuza Urges Leaders And Citizens To Stand Together And Fight...

On Thursday thousands braved inclement weather and gathered at the Cato Manor sports ground to be addressed by deputy president David Mabuza...

If HIV denialists have not been pardoned, why should the DA...

Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille. In the same week that...

SA’s healthcare system is failing survivors of sexual violence

New research by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 256 designated public health facilities has found critical gaps in the provision of comprehensive medical care...
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