The department has tried to turn the health system around but it’s plagued by inefficiency, staff shortages, dismal leadership and governance failures
The Department of Health says striking doctors owe the nation an explanation for their conduct.
The Department of Health has found itself in unusual company at the African National Congress’ Stellenbosch conference, running a promotional stand almost alongside South Africa’s largest cigarette manufacturer.
The service provider, LNG, has been ordered to pay back the profit earned from the R113.2 million contract
South Africa has close to 700 medical doctors who haven’t been able to find a job in the public sector since qualifying
The Health Justice Initiative wants to assess the legality and cost-effectiveness of the pandemic rollout
But the public has been warned to remain vigilant
In a precedent-setting negligence case brought by a woman on behalf of her cerebral palsy child, a judge in Gauteng allowed the department to offer services in its own facilities rather than a big cash settlement for care to be provided by private providers
Our focus should shift to preventing deaths and being ready for future health crises, say experts