Mara Kardas-Nelson

Sierra Leoneans: Surviving Ebola – only to face discrimination

Those who survived Ebola are stigmatised, often ostracised by their communities and denied healthcare.

Ebola survivors: “They think we still have the virus and won’t get close to us.”

Sierra Leoneans who survived the disease suffer long-term side effects and are in dire need of support, which in itself is becoming problematic.

Controversial Messina doctor’s medical licence revoked

Almost a year after the first complaints were filed with the HPCSA about Dr Dube, the Limpopo doctor's medical licence has been stripped.

Gentlemen, let’s talk about HIV

Despite the stereotypes, there is a pressing need for men to play more of a role in HIV support.

US health policy weighs on SA’s HIV patients

Hundreds of thousands of HIV patients could be affected by Pepfar's shift in funding policy, according to a new report.

Brazil and Thailand got it right – can SA really make NHI work?

Rwanda, too, has succeeded in doing what this country has only been talking about for 18 years..

Shift in mood towards HIV

A recent Cape Town AIDS conference showed a shift in the global mood on HIV.

NHI still has a way to go before the training wheels come off

Fixing healthcare needs a multidisciplinary approach, not just a medical focus.

Fresh woes for dodgy doctor

A new complaint has been filed against Limpopo doctor Allick Dube.

‘You can fight if you have support’

Two young women are proving to the world that the most deadly strain of TB can be beaten.

Hospital staff dismissed for striking against dodgy doctor

Four Messina Hospital staff members, who are also shop stewards for the union Nehawu, have been dismissed for inciting strike action against a doctor.

Brazil’s sick of patent exploitation

The country is fighting the intellectual property laws that hiked up the cost of its HIV programme.

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