The Western Cape health department responds to the findings of a survey on access to healthcare among farmworkers during protests published last week.
The three juggernauts of private healthcare are able to dictate prices for services, and medical aids are becoming less willing to cover the costs.
"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have," former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said.
Although migrant farmworkers don't have much of a chance at accessing social security their access to healthcare in South Africa has improved.
Working together is the only way to effectively reduce costs.
Zimbabwe's hospitals are being forced to carry out fundraising activities to keep afloat owing to low budget disbursements from the finance ministry.
Medical practitioners are pessimistic about healthcare in South Africa, says new study.
According to a report, an abortion takes place every 10 minutes at Eastern Cape clinics, putting strain on the province's health resources.
A study by Interpol estimates that, in South Africa, a woman is raped every 17 seconds and one in four South African women suffers domestic violence.
The healthcare industry says it doesn't get the coverage it deserves, but it fails to grasp what makes a story worth telling, writes Mia Malan.
An increasing number of farmers in India are exploiting a shift in taste towards fruits and vegetables among Indians.
A new programme funded through the US government hopes to support research efforts in Africa and increase the number of healthcare workers.
President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the US Senate on Wednesday defeated a Republican push to repeal his landmark healthcare overhaul.
Despite middle-class misgivings, South Africa's universal healthcare plan puts us well ahead of the Asian powerhouse.
Barack Obama's foes have muscled a symbolic Bill calling for the repeal of his overhaul of US healthcare to passage in the House of Representatives.
Surgery without anaesthetics and epidemics worsened by malnutrition show the desperate state of North Korea's healthcare system, Amnesty says.
Barack Obama is leading his Democratic allies in a campaign to win over wavering lawmakers ahead of a Sunday vote on his historic healthcare overhaul.
Accusations of negligence reignite anger still harboured by KwaZulu-Natal's overstretched medical staff.
President Barack Obama launches a last-ditch bid to salvage his stalled healthcare overhaul on Thursday at a televised summit.
President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled his own plan to overhaul the US healthcare system by providing cover for 31-million uninsured people.