The commuted overtime system in Western Cape hospitals is so out of touch with reality that it cannot be implemented without resorting to widespread fraud. Dr Louis Reynolds, Senior Specialist at Red Cross Children’s Hospital shares his personal views in this month’s edition of Critical Health Perspectives.
Preparation for the roll-out of a state-funded antiretroviral treatment programme requires not only careful co-ordination, but a rigorous debate on how much money should be spent on the programme and where it will come from. by Dr. Nicoli Nattrass
I’ve been in this Envoy role for just over two years. The issues related to the pandemic ebb and flow, but remain much the same — care, prevention, treatment, stigma, discrimination, gender, orphans, leadership — they all continue to reverberate, unceasingly, as we struggle to overcome HIV/AIDS.
A report released at the Barcelona International AIDS conference says that if current trends continue, the number of young people living with HIV/AIDS could rise from the present estimate of 12,4 million to 21,5 million by the end of this decade. This has particular implications for sub-Saharan Africa where large proportions of many country’s populations are under 18 years of age.