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[Video] Malegapuru William Makgoba: Primary health services must be strengthened
[Video] Malegapuru William Makgoba: Primary health services must be strengthened
Health ombudsman Malegapuru William Makgoba says that primary health services must be strengthened
Mind the gender pain gap
Mind the gender pain gap
As with pay, opportunities and promotions, women get short shrift when it comes to their pain being taken seriously. Women in pain get less...
Trans people seek bias-free healthcare
Trans people seek bias-free healthcare
During a support group meeting for transgender women – held in a tiny, two-bedroom RDP house in the rural North West town of Schweizer-Reneke...
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...
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...
How to fund a failing health system
How to fund a failing health system
For two years, Widna Chiyangwa from Harare, Zimbabwe, suffered in pain. She was in her mid-40s and had four children to feed. But a broken ankle...
New graduates, rural areas likely to pay the price for austerity measures
New graduates, rural areas likely to pay the price for austerity measures
Hundreds of health workers may be sitting at home idle as professional bodies report delays in appointments. Budget experts say this may be a...
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Ugandan undergraduate Brian Turyabagye was studying engineering when his friend’s grandmother fell seriously ill. He accompanied her to hospital...
Universal health coverage will lead to a healthier and more equitable world
Universal health coverage will lead to a healthier and more equitable world
About 400-million people – one out of every 17 of the world’s citizens – lack access to essential health services. In addition,...
South Africa is placed on alert for ‘superbug’ as drug-resistant yeast infections rise globally
South Africa is placed on alert for ‘superbug’ as drug-resistant yeast infections rise globally
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has warned doctors and...

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