Health

Fort Beaufort Provincial Hospital is a health hazard

Eastern Cape Department of Labour issues an Occupational Health and Safety probation notice

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News | 24 June 2022

Officials warn of “collapse” of health service but court says they are to blame

Eastern Cape judges refer damning ruling to NPA to consider prosecution

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Law | 22 June 2022

No ambulances for two months in Eastern Cape districts

Vehicles in any case not adequately equipped says civic organisation

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News | 21 June 2022

Rural Eastern Cape nurses demand special allowance

Health department agrees to meet nursing unions next week over allegations of unpaid allowances

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Brief | 17 June 2022

Scientists sound alarm on badly run medical studies

More than half of clinical trials analysed showed a high risk of bias. It was especially bad for drug and alcohol studies.

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Science | 13 June 2022

“I’m broken inside,” says Springs sex worker after botched illegal abortion

SWEAT wants government to make it easier for sex workers to access adequate healthcare free from stigma

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News | 27 May 2022

Why independent healthcare inside prisons is vital

Prisoners are overlooked in an already unequal health system

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Opinion | 25 May 2022

Fresh air and better houses are weapons in the fight against TB

The disease has been rare in rich countries for 50 years, and one reason is decent housing

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Science | 10 May 2022

This vaccine could save tens of thousands of South African lives each year, but we’ll only see it in 2030

Vaccines against TB are much slower to develop than Covid ones

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Science | 9 May 2022

Farm workers demand urgent ban on 67 pesticides

Women on farms say that pesticide exposure is making them sick

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News | 6 May 2022

Diarrhoea cases in children surge in Cape Town

This spike comes after several years of improvement. A public health expert is worried that sewage spills might be the cause

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Feature | 6 May 2022

Eastern Cape paramedics face dismissal

Workers stop work to demand better equipment

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News | 5 May 2022

“We are overwhelmed,” says nurse at Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Nurses march to demand better working conditions and more staff

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Brief | 4 May 2022

Video: Her aunt was tied to a bench in a hospital, so Virginia Keppler took on the Gauteng health system

Part 6 in our series on the Gauteng public health system crisis

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Video | 4 May 2022

Place Eastern Cape health department under administration, say workers

Clinics in Motherwell, Gqeberha, shut since Tuesday

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Brief | 22 April 2022