Public Health

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...

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...

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,...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

#BecomingADoctor: Learnings and unlearnings about the politics of medicine

In his book, Becoming A Doctor, Hloni Bookholane speaks about his life and learnings in his journey to become a medical doctor....

Why your child might need a measles booster shot

At least 17 cases of measles in Gauteng have sparked a 24-day vaccine campaign in the province. Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by...

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...

This junior doctor is exposing harassment and racism in our hospitals

Yumna Moosa, a graduate of the University of Cape Town, was working as an intern to earn her qualification as a medical doctor when she experienced...

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...

Someone needs to explain why there aren’t enough jobs for doctors

Becoming a doctor has many benefits. One of the most attractive to me, though, was the job security I envisioned. No further emphasis is...

Why understanding clinical trials and vaccines are important

Understanding what we know about the COVID-19 vaccine can help shed light on its safety and efficacy. On August 20, a webinar...

How poverty and violence are linked with anxiety in young South...

Andrew Gibbs, South African Medical Research Council Over the past 10 years there has been increasing awareness of the...

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...

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...

Dr Tlaleng On Advocating For Sexual Rights

BOOK EXTRACT Doctor Tlaleng Mokokeng is an internationally renowned health activist, doctor and writer. In her latest book Dr...

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 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...
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