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.
Produced by the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, the 84-page report argues increasing income and demand for animal protein and the use of antibiotics within agriculture are fueling antibiotic resistance globally.
Security guards escorted several audience members out of a civil society-organised commission into the Free State health system as fears mounted that tensions in the room could lead to violence.
HIV and tuberculosis (TB) drug stock outs have hit about 14 percent of health facilities nationwide in the last nine months, according to a new study released today by civil society coalition the Stop Stock Outs Project.
Patients in rural KwaZulu-Natal are able to pick up their medicine from a wide range of local pick-up points, in a national experiment aimed at cutting the long queues at hospital pharmacies.