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.
About one in nine South African tuberculosis (TB) patients are also living with type 2 diabetes, according to Stellenbosch University medical biologist Dr Katharina Ronache. Ronacher warns rising rates of co-infection could have consequences for treatment outcomes.
One year after the South African Human Rights Commission found the Eastern Cape had failed to uphold citizens’ right to emergency care, communities are still waiting for answers, writes Ntsiki Mpulo.
Two types of conditions can spell death in South Africa’s rural areas, and I just diagnosed a patient with one of them, writes a rural doctor in the latest installment of our Rural Reflections blog.
In a country plagued by endemic violence and social inequality, psychologists cannot constrain themselves to the four walls of consulting rooms. To meet the needs of its patients, psychology must rethink its identity and voice in the fight for social justice, writes Garret Barnwell.
For hundreds of murdered South African women, the last face they see is a face they used to love. Almost 60 percent of women murdered annually may die by their partner’s hands but who is counting the women who die by their own hands when violence at home becomes too much, asks Garret Barnwell.