A Spotlight special investigation by Marcus Low and Ntsiki Mpulo sheds new light on government’s use of aeromedical services, and fly by night tenders. Spotlight is a publication of public interest law centre, Section 27.
Not only has South Africa adopted the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, but we have gone one better than anyone else in the world and adopted 90-90-90 targets for TB as well. It is thanks to us that the Global TB Plan has 90-90-90 targets writes Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director General of the National Department of Health.
Four times as many people have Type II diabetes today as 36 years ago, according to the World Health Organisation. In 1980, 108 million people were diagnosed with diabetes worldwide. By 2014, the figure was 422 million writes Dr Sundeep Ruder.
Breast cancer is not an illness that affects only those who speak English and live in the city, says survivor Nelisa Sipamia, who grew up in a rural area, dependent on the public health care system.
Innovators, policymakers, and investors gathered in Johannesburg last month for the South Africa Innovation Summit and after this, it is worth asking, are we as a nation doing enough to finance health innovation and technology? Dr Tony Bunn discusses…
There’s a dire shortage of medical specialists, yet provinces have cut budgets for their training. Specialists need to be involved in planning the NHI roll-out to prevent such things from happening, writes South African Society of Anaesthesiologists CEO Natalie Zimmelman.