Nursing is in crisis, with huge shortages, declining interest in the profession, lack of a caring ethos and an apparent disjuncture between nurses’ needs and those of the communities they serve.
Bloemfontein recently came to a standstill as community health workers (CHW) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to the magistrate’s court in support of 118 health workers arrested in July last year.
Read the Constitutional Court’s judgement setting aside proclamations requiring health care providers to obtain controversial certificates of need, or ministerial approval prior to practicing.
As 129 Free State community healthcare workers and Treatment Action Campaign (TACT members are due back in court on charges related to July 2014 protests, we take a look at the faces and stories of those on trial.
When heavy rains collapsed 75-year-old Mutshinya Munyai’s home in 2012, healthcare workers at his local clinic noticed. Now, after three years of advocating on his behalf Guyani Clinic staff in Limpopo watched Munyai walk into his new home.
Tshiungani Clinic patients in Limpopo recently said a bittersweet goodbye to their beloved clinic manager. Now, the clinic has welcomed new manager and experienced rural healthcare worker Thingahangwi Nemutamba to the helm.
When Magie Mukwevho became the manager of Limpopo’s Tshiungani Clinic, residents say the clinic was in shambles. One woman made all the difference, say patients as Mukwevho retires four years later.