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Will strikes pit the rights of doctors against those of their patients?
Will strikes pit the rights of doctors against those of their patients?
Kenyan health workers may be gearing up for a second strike in less than two months. Strained health budgets in countries across eastern and...
Tshwane men to get the HIV prevention pill
Tshwane men to get the HIV prevention pill
Men who have sex with men will soon be able to get the HIV prevention pill in Tshwane.
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
People who live in Somalia are happier those in South Africa – despite the large gap in development and social security between the two countries,...
Do medically circumcised men take more risks in the bedroom?
Do medically circumcised men take more risks in the bedroom?
Medically circumcised men are no more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour than their uncircumcised peers, according to new 
SA continuing to negotiate affordable access to TB drug
SA continuing to negotiate affordable access to TB drug
South Africa will begin providing a new drug worth hundreds of thousands of rand to patients with drug-resistant TB. The drug will be provided free...
National HIV plan scraps calls to decriminalise drug use
National HIV plan scraps calls to decriminalise drug use
South Africa is expected to release its new national HIV strategy later this month. In a country that continues to battle the world's largest HIV...
#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA
#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA
Abortion has been legal in South Africa for more than 20 years, yet the black market for backstreet abortions still flourishes.
SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free
SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free
Drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceutical won’t charge South Africa for using its new tuberculosis (TB) drug in a pilot programme, but South Africa’s...
Search for victims continues after Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapses
Search for victims continues after Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapses
The entrance of one of Johannesburg's largest hospitals has collapsed and eyewitnesses say it is unclear if anyone is trapped beneath the rubble....
Ramokgopa: We are assessing if anyone is trapped under the debris at Charlotte Maxeke
Ramokgopa: We are assessing if anyone is trapped under the debris at Charlotte Maxeke
Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says emergency teams are still assessing whether anyone is still trapped under rubble after a section of roof...
Feel unsafe? There's an app for that
Feel unsafe? There's an app for that
Kenyan university student Edwin Inganji was happily pursuing his passion – computer science – until he lost his laptop in an armed robbery....
The future of take-away? I'll take a large pizza - and an HIV test - for delivery
The future of take-away? I'll take a large pizza - and an HIV test - for delivery
Each year, health researchers converge for a marathon of science. The  Conference on...
#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care
#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care
The Gauteng health department is hoping to avoid legal battles with families of the almost 1 400 mental health patients removed from state care and...

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