The World Health Organization and UNAIDS has warned that if efforts are not made to mitigate health services and supply interruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic,the disruption of antiretroviral therapy could cause 500 000 more deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020–2021.
The world’s largest conference on HIV opened today in a special virtual format due to COVID-19. It kicked off with a focus on the links between the two viruses, and a recognition of global debates around racism.
For many HIV-positive South Africans, the national lockdown has hindered their ability to easily access antiretroviral drugs and treatment. However, convenient and cost-efficient options for medicine collection are available.
While the majority of Gauteng residents want the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to be implemented as soon as possible, they also want the government to not shy away from the serious healthcare system challenges the province faces.
Poor nutrition in early childhood has a number of negative consequences for people later in life, according to Professor Daniela Casale, from Wits University’s School of Economic and Business Sciences.
When Sammy Sappie went to visit his mother in Pholosong Hospital a few hours after she was admitted, he found her dead in the bed with the nurses on duty seemingly unaware that she had passed away.