Every South African has been affected by diabetes — whether directly or indirectly. For those who have experienced or witnessed the complications of this deadly disease, it can be devastating and disruptive for families and communities, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize* writes.
From disputing public health facts, producing and promoting misleading research — to even smuggling, the tobacco industry has seen success from its dirty tactics in many other countries. South Africans must be vigilant to ensure that the industry doesn’t succeed here.
The Democratic Alliance has been fiercely opposed to the National Health Insurance Bill. But the official opposition party’s alternative leaves many unanswered questions. Eleanor Whyle, Manya van Ryneveld and Leanne Brady break it down.
At the centre of providing universal health care are people and ensuring equitable services, but can the health minister prevent the private sector from hijacking the National Health Insurance?