The research released by Percept this week shows the real potential of technology in the effective delivery of primary healthcare services across South Africa. The research should thus be used as a road map to better healthcare services for all. By Shivani Ranchod, CEO of Percept.
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Faced with inadequate access to essential treatments, South Africa must prioritise health research and development. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how poor and marginalised South Africans are affected by international factors, and so it is essential to include communities in advocating for better homegrown research and development, writes community activist Ntando Yola.
The African Alliance writes that community journalism projects, of which Health-e’s OurHealth citizen journalism programme is one example, are critical to accurate and responsible reporting on serious issues of national and local importance like COVID-19.
Doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have arrived in four African cities, meaning the rollout on the continent can finally begin. It is only the start, however, in creating equitable global health, writes Dr. Solomon Zewdu of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
We need to look to the young to prevent heart disease, which accounts for 225 South African deaths a day, writes Sibonile Dube, Head Of Communications & Patient Advocacy at the pharmaceutical company Novartis.