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'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives
'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives
A little girl in a shiny princess dress and matching glittering pumps stands at the gate leading to her home. Her princess attire looks out of...
Bikers go full throttle to speed up TB cure in Zimbabwe
Bikers go full throttle to speed up TB cure in Zimbabwe
Mazvita Chitsa stared down in fear at her two-year-old girl's emaciated body. Chipo lay on a rug on the cement floor of hut, coughing and sweating...
Free State breaks the backbone of basic care for the destitute
Free State breaks the backbone of basic care for the destitute
Virginia is a small gold-mining town in the Free State. This was once a lively place, but only a few of the mines are still operational. Now the...
Community healthworkers shafted by SA's policy shambles
Community healthworkers shafted by SA's policy shambles
If you're one of the health department's new "ward-based" community healthworkers, who all undergo the same training, have the same job title and...
Analysis: Why policy is failing community health workers
Analysis: Why policy is failing community health workers
Until May this year, Mieta Maine (41) coped well with the two chronic ­conditions afflicting her: diabetes and high blood pressure.
[From our achives] Former Free State health MEC: They call me a killer, I know I'm a saviour
[From our achives] Former Free State health MEC: They call me a killer, I know I'm a saviour
Benny Malakoane's young children were exuberant when they saw their father "all over the news" on television on the evening of July 10 last...
Road worrier: TAC activist 'targeted'
Road worrier: TAC activist 'targeted'
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), has accused the Free State’s health MEC, Benny Malakoane, of intimidating its members and threatening their lives....
SA can learn from Brazil's health model
SA can learn from Brazil's health model
Graziela dos Santos (25) is walking down a street in one of Brazil's favelas, Coahab Raposo Tavares, in São Paulo. Fast. As she travels down a hill,...
Layoffs prove to be a bitter pill to swallow
Layoffs prove to be a bitter pill to swallow
"Slaughterhouse! Stop the killing and give us back our jobs so we can save lives!" are the rhythmic chants from 500 protesters, mostly women,...

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