Our monthly column profiling the realities of rural health is back as we follow another community service doctor through her year at a rural hospital. In her first entry, our doctor settles in to her new home but it is not long before she is in the deep end.
Hearing her mother’s voice for the first time in five years brought tears to her eyes, writes tuberculosis (TB) activist Phumeza Tisile just weeks after cochlear implants restored the hearing multidrug-resistant TB treatment took from her.
Bloemfontein recently came to a standstill as community health workers (CHW) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to the magistrate’s court in support of 118 health workers arrested in July last year.
City of Cape Town warnings that it will seek to clarify legislation around e-cigarettes and hookah pipes is a responsible move, writes Dr Dominique Stott, executive for medical standards at the Professional Provident Society financial services company.
South Africa’s Constitution is one of just 20 in the world that recognises the right to food, but realising that right will mean re-thinking agriculture and re-connecting with the source of our food, writes Busiso Moyo with the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute think tank.
With the majority of South Africans still denied affordable access to quality healthcare, it’s time to find a faster track to deliver universal health coverage, writes Metropolitan Health CEO Dylan Garnett.
On 22 August 2014, the National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security for the Republic of South Africa was gazetted. If this is news to you, you’re not alone, writes Section27 attorney Sasha Stevenson.
While awareness of HIV has increased dramatically since the first World AIDS Day event 26 years ago, discrimination against those who disclose their HIV status is still rife in the workplace.
Medecines Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor South African Stefan Kruger recently touched down in the eye of the Ebola storm where entire households are being erased from their family trees by the disease.
The country’s first openly HIV-positive Mr Gay South Africa finalist Charles Jacobs asks, HIV science has changed but have we? The latest court case against the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) may be a sign that we haven’t.