While the country’s draft policy for bringing universal health care to all bewilders many, long waiting times at health facilities, drug shortages and clinics not operating for 24 hours, remain the biggest concerns they face.
The Gauteng health department’s progress report on its new leadership includes some key achievements such as appointing 14 CEOs in the province’s hospitals and an app to deal with patient complaints.
Speaking to Health-e News, women share their first-hand experience about having babies with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). We also hear from a nurse, a shebeen owner, and the department of health.
“They can’t read, they can’t write, and actually they are in the wrong school,” says Angela Salter, founder of the Adonai Crisis Centre which looks after children whose parents abuse alcohol and drugs.