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South Africa records second mpox death

South Africa joins a growing list of countries currently facing an mpox outbreak. It’s a viral infection that spreads between people through direct contact with a person with the disease, or objects and surfaces that have been touched by a person with mpox.

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OurHealth is a project that trains and supports local activists and aspiring health journalists. Our citizen journalists (CJs)  live in rural and poorly-covered areas in South Africa, and report on health issues affecting their communities.

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A doctor at Manapo Hospital in Phuthaditjhaba, Free State, was shot and wounded during a robbery in the doctors’ living quarters.
Communities are calling for the government to prioritise primary healthcare services and ensure that doctors are available in clinics.
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Many fear that the NHI will lead to a mass exodus of healthcare workers.
A board listing services provided at the Mathibestad clinic
Clinics in Moretele in the North West province are facing a chronic shortage of essential medicines.


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🗳️ Political decisions shape healthcare. Policies and investments in healthcare infrastructure can reduce barriers and improve outcomes for women. Read more from our chat with @MrsMaswime #HealthPolicy #WomensRights

🚨 South Africa faces a critical shortage of insulin pen devices. @MSF_southafrica warns that patients with diabetes are at risk as manufacturers fail to meet demand. Read more via @YoliswaSobuwa #Healthenews

COVID-19 highlighted stark inequities in vaccine distribution. Experts say the pandemic agreement currently being negotiated must prioritise health over profits to avoid repeating past mistakes. #GlobalHealth #PandemicPreparedness #healthenews

'SA bullied by Big Pharma in negotiations'

Via @HealtheNews

'...these are the doc.s that pharma co.s did not want the SA public–or anybody–to see. We now have unprecedented insight into their aims & tactics which reveal a profit maximising strategy' -HJI

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Did you know TB is the leading cause of death in South Africa? Anyone can get infected. If you show any symptoms, it's important to get tested immediately.

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