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New medical school slated for Eastern Cape
New medical school slated for Eastern Cape
Nelson Mandela University (NMU) will open South Africa’s ninth medical school in 2020...
Are drones taking off as the future of African healthcare?
Are drones taking off as the future of African healthcare?
On a hilltop in rural Rwanda, in three shipping containers under a white marquee, a Silicon Valley startup is plotting world domination. “We want...
Meet the doctors: Take a look at this country's first crop of homegrown physicians
Meet the doctors: Take a look at this country's first crop of homegrown physicians
It took Simon Antindi three hours, two taxis and one jolting ride in the back of an old farm bakkie to reach the state hospital where his father...
Building the case for day hospitals
Building the case for day hospitals
It is not in a leafy, tree-lined suburb or a slick urban centre.
Healthcare on the frontlines of the fight for Mosul
Healthcare on the frontlines of the fight for Mosul
When Ahmed* arrived at Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) field hospital south of the Iraqi city of Mosul, many of the hospital’s staff burst into...
Without aid, who will pay for African healthcare?
Without aid, who will pay for African healthcare?
In Kigali, at the World Health Organisation’s first ever Africa Health Forum, delegates have given themselves one not-so-simple task: to provide...
Bhekisisa journalist scoops impactAfrica award
Bhekisisa journalist scoops impactAfrica award
Bhekisisa health reporter Pontsho Pilane has won an impactAfrica award for her reporting on access to healthy, safe and dignified menstruation.
Dozens of health workers still unemployed as departments scramble for posts
Dozens of health workers still unemployed as departments scramble for posts
Doctors and nurses aren’t the only health professionals looking for work amid what experts say are cost-cutting measures in health departments....
Watch list: Four things that could change healthcare as we know it
Watch list: Four things that could change healthcare as we know it
Technology is fast changing the way we think about healthcare, from tailor-made medicines to genetic make-up and virtual doctor rooms.
Bitter exchanges sour sweet talk
Bitter exchanges sour sweet talk
On the way to work on Monday, I turned around to find my two-year-old sucking happily on a discarded sugar sachet, with another clutched tightly in...

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