The Chiawelo Community Practice is an example of how a focused healthcare system and good record-keeping can lead to quality care for all – and Professor Shabir Moosa wants this model to take root across Gauteng.
While South Africa prepares for advanced level 3 lockdown, medical and residential facilities for the elderly need to remain as strict as ever. Covid-19 has proven fatal for the elderly, which means their care workers have to be extra cautious to not cause an infection. Many have left their homes to move into their places of work.
By Jamaine Krige.
Exposure to infectious patients, high HIV rates and a lack of ventilation in facilities are some of the reasons healthcare workers in South Africa have the one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) infection rates in the world.
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.