Health workers in dysfunctional settings may abuse birthing patients as part of a strange rite of passage, and low-income women with less agency are more likely to suffer obstetric violence. This final year medical student relates his experience
Specialist doctors at many state facilities aren’t showing up to work despite earning millions a year in taxpayer money. The consequences for patient health can be devastating but not everyone agrees on the solutions
Diabetes is different from other non-communicable diseases, this author says. It can’t be spread in a literal sense and is instead often forced upon people by factors beyond their control. What happens when you have no say on your genetics or all you can afford is processed food?
Opposition groups and others often argue that matric marks alone should determine whether someone gets into medical school – not factors such as race that people can’t control. But research finds that when it comes to making a good doctor, grades aren’t everything
The government had a plan to build domestic violence care into clinic services more than two decades ago but nothing ever came of it. Researcher Lisa Vetten argues it’s not too late to bring the long forgotten project back to life