Health

Good news: HIV medicine prices have decreased dramatically!

Experts commend the Department of Health’s efforts to secure lower prices in new contract

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News | 16 November 2022

Woman who survived mountain fall must wait six weeks for operation

Makemiso Ramabitle is in severe pain but her nearest hospital in rural Eastern Cape does not have capacity to perform the necessary surgery

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News | 15 November 2022

Covid: Vaccine drive is running out of steam

Vaccination still helps prevent serious illness and death

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News | 14 November 2022

Unions call for Western Cape to hire community health workers

“We won’t allow the Western Cape government to be the only province that doesn’t recognise community health workers,” says Vavi

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Brief | 11 November 2022

Gqeberha is losing the war on dumping

Nearly 2,000 illegal dumpsites in Nelson Mandela Bay

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Brief | 11 November 2022

Nurses back at work at Gqeberha clinics

Clinics were closed after death of Zenizole Vena

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Brief | 24 October 2022

Liquor Amendment Bill might be further toughened up

Covid experience will have to be taken into account, says Department of Trade and Industry

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News | 18 October 2022

Much ado about magic mushrooms

Careful examination reveals there is not enough data

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Science | 12 October 2022

Maternity wards at Dora Nginza Hospital “chaotic” as nurses down tools

Striking nurses say they are overwhelmed with patients and do not have enough beds to give proper care

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News | 7 October 2022

Nurses refuse to work at two clinics in Motherwell

Union says clinic staff are “overwhelmed” and fear being targeted following death of teenager

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News | 5 October 2022

This small, solar-powered clinic has greatly improved primary health care for Eastern Cape villagers

Nonprofit Bulungula Incubator’s community-based clinic has brought accessible health care to Xhora Mouth

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Feature | 3 October 2022

Health department investigates clinic after teen rape victim dies at police station

It is alleged that clinic staff sent 15-year-old Zenizole Vena to the police station rather than treating her

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News | 30 September 2022

TAC slams Mbeki over his views on HIV

Former president repeated misconceptions about the disease when he addressed UNISA

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News | 28 September 2022

Three nurses arrested in Harrismith

Clinic nurse accused of stealing medication to run private clinic

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News | 22 September 2022

Department of Agriculture to ban use of certain pesticides by 2024

This comes nearly three years after Women on Farms raised the alarm over the use of pesticides which had already been banned in the EU

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News | 21 September 2022