The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has received a R14 million pledge from Canadian non-profit organisation the Stephen Lewis Foundation that will save it from closing its doors, but will not save jobs already on the cutting board.
In an effort to combat medicine shortages, South Africa will roll out a first of its kind early warning system to identify drug stock outs before they happen. See what else the country is doing to keep pills in patients’ hands.
In an effort to combat medicine shortages, South Africa will roll out a first of its kind early warning system to identify drug stock outs before they happen. The move comes as country and makers of the antiretroviral Aluvia work to address shortages
From the Eastern Cape to Limpopo, medicine shortages continue to be reported throughout South Africa. In a year in which it seems stock outs have become the new mystery disease, the causes shortages remain difficult to diagnose.
A civil society inquiry has accused the Free State of failing to act on alleged shortages of medicine, health professionals and ambulances. The Free State says the inquiry is politically motivated.
More than half of all young South Africans live in poverty, according to a new report released today. The report is a stark reminder that not even the “born free” generation is free of poverty’s shackles.
Airlifted food shipments have brought some relief to barricaded Bethesda District Hospital, which has been largely cut off from patients and supply deliveries for four days forcing some patients to walk up to 18 km for medical attention.
Staff and patients at Bethesda District Hospital have been left stranded as local communities protest water shortages. Community members say patients have been unable to access treatment and emergency cases have been diverted since protests started Wednesday.
The world may be losing the war against the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) as the bulk of patients with multidrug-resistant TB go undiagnosed, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest TB report.
For the first time in 14 years, KZN’s Umthombo Youth Development Foundation may not award scholarships to rural students hoping to study health sciences next year as fees increase by almost double the rate of inflation.
Last week’s student victory has frozen fees, but it cannot save the scholarship programmes aimed at fostering the next generation of rural South African doctors that have already been quietly cut this year.