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Chris Bateman

Medical aids blame external costs as fees increase beyond inflation

Medical aid is becoming more of a luxury for many South Africans, and it’s not about to get any better

More ethnically diverse bone marrow donors needed to save lives

The myth that regenerative stem cells are body parts has led to donor reluctance

Top vaccinologist defends government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

A group of scientists has criticised the decision to sell SA’s AstraZeneca vaccine and says herd immunity mean vaccines will play a lesser role

The plan to ramp up South Africa’s vaccination drive

Although the country got off to a slow start, experts are hopeful SA’s Covid-19 inoculation drive will scale up soon

A survival kit for healthcare workers, before the Covid-19 third wave hits

Doctors and nurses are dog-tired, depressed and anxious. Experts share some tips on how to cope

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Sisonke J&J urges health personnel to remain calm as Covid vials run low at some hospitals

Health workers have been prioritised and the electronic data system tightened between the arrival of the first and second batches of vials

Pregnant women should be vaccinated, doctors say

New research shows that there has been an increase in maternal deaths during the Covid-19 restriction

How SA wants to sell the AstraZeneca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says selling on the vaccines will stem wasteful expenditure, but people close to the discussions with AU say they will be sold on the cheap

Jury still out on pregnant women getting a Covid jab

Few trials have been carried out on women expecting babies

The vaccines arrive on Monday: Who will protect them and who will get them first?

The first batch of vaccines is almost here, but a top government adviser says achieving herd immunity by the end of the year is ‘unrealistic’

Be aware of the similarities between malaria and Covid-19, experts warn

Experts are warning clinicians to be careful when diagnosing Covid-19 — and to check for malaria as well

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