The recent corruption into personal protective equipment tenders brought into sharp focus corruption in the health department. A look further into the department’s leadership reveals a disturbing legacy of corruption and mismanagement.
Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has released a report on the spending of the government’s Covid-19 relief fund. The report found clear indications of fraudulent activities in PPE procurement specifically.
Phuthanang Mental Health Institution fulfils an important role in the Botshabelo community, and recently received a Covid-19 protection boost via the Positive Action Campaign and the National Association of People Living HIV/AIDS.
The new coronavirus has exposed the staggeringly uneven distribution of life-saving medical equipment across the world. Ventilators are an essential tool in the treatment of respiratory illnesses, including severe cases of COVID-19, yet across 41 African countries there are fewer than 2,000 ventilators serving hundreds of millions of people. By Joshua Setipa, Managing Director of the UN Technology Bank.
The Gauteng Provincial Command Council outlines measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 and mitigate its impact on the province’s most marginalised communities. OurHealth journalist Marcia Zali reports.