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​Does SA’s private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?
​Does SA’s private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?
At a press conference about South Africa’s National Health Insurance, the country’s health minister again said that private healthcare...
No fetus scan, no abortion. Really?
No fetus scan, no abortion. Really?
A proposed Bill by the African Christian Democratic Party could endanger legal abortions in South Africa, doctors have warned.
Who will pay the price for the latest national laboratory strike?
Who will pay the price for the latest national laboratory strike?
A strike by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) is expected to stretch into its second week as the service pleads poverty. The NHLS...
Unions, laboratory services to hold last-minute negotiations ahead of strike
Unions, laboratory services to hold last-minute negotiations ahead of strike
The National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) is expected to meet with unions on Monday in a last-minute attempt to avoid a national strike that...
Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance
Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance
Medical aids may know their fate under the National Health Insurance (NHI) by 2020, says Paresh Prema, the head of benefits management for the...
'After getting pregnant, you are done': no more school for mums-to-be
'After getting pregnant, you are done': no more school for mums-to-be
A coalition of human rights groups has condemned as unconstitutional the Tanzanian president’s comments that pregnant girls should be banned from...
Have questions about the National Health Insurance? We answer them for you
Have questions about the National Health Insurance? We answer them for you
What is the National Health Insurance? The NHI will pool private and public funding to provide better and more equal...
Trade unions: 'The NHI is not moving fast enough'
Trade unions: 'The NHI is not moving fast enough'
It’s the billion-rand question: what role will the private sector play in the National Health Insurance (NHI)? Delegates at the ANC policy...
Will you be able to have a medical aid under the National Health Insurance scheme?
Will you be able to have a medical aid under the National Health Insurance scheme?
The days of private medical aid schemes may be numbered as the government this week confirmed that it will become the single funder and buyer of...
National cancer drug shortage may last until October
National cancer drug shortage may last until October
A deadly national cancer drug shortage is approaching its third month and patients may have to go without until October - if they can make it.
Bhekisisa, M&G journalists nab top honours at health awards
Bhekisisa, M&G journalists nab top honours at health awards
Journalists from the Mail & Guardian and Bhekisisa the M&G’s Centre for Health Journalism took home top prizes on Friday as part of the...
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
South Africa’s dwindling economy and recent ratings downgrades could topple the country’s already fragile public health systems, experts have...
Condoms at school? Yes, says a new education policy
Condoms at school? Yes, says a new education policy
School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department...
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Durban loses its last public sector oncologist today as shortages of specialists in the province continue.

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