A World Bank study has found that the pandemic put a strain on healthcare workers, which affected the health system
Doctors at Africa’s biggest hospital were left scrambling on Tuesday when they had to work without nurses, admin clerks or service staff. Find out how it played out at Chris Hani Baragwanath
More than a quarter of children under five in South Africa are affected by stunting
Dr Zolelwa Sifumba went from being a frontline healthcare worker to stepping back from clinical work. She speaks to Elna Schütz about her shift into more open spaces
The Life Esidimeni tragedy is a stark illustration of how people’s socioeconomic standing affects the mental health services they are able to access
South Africa’s laws allow the government to implement mandatory Covid vaccinations but, if it chooses this path, it must do so responsibly
Vulnerable older groups remain a priority for the health department, so no Covid-19 jabs for children for now
A mental health pandemic: It’s far from ideal, but a dying mother was able to blow kisses to her child thanks to Khanya the robot
Several vaccination sites were forced to a standstill on Monday, with healthcare workers unable to attend work because of limited public transport
Thursday was the first time acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane appeared before the committee, but she did not have many answers for MPs
Doctors praise initiative that gives them a break in the bush while they treat poor patients
Although the country got off to a slow start, experts are hopeful SA’s Covid-19 inoculation drive will scale up soon
Doctors and nurses are dog-tired, depressed and anxious. Experts share some tips on how to cope
About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months
Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will arrive in South Africa on Tuesday and be taken to 16 sites where healthcare workers will be vaccinated
Few trials have been carried out on women expecting babies
SA’s one-million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will expire by early April — unless India’s Serum Institute can safely extend their use-by date.
The number of people being trained online will steadily increase
As healthcare workers prepare for the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Eastern Cape is still verifying vaccination sites, which could delay the inoculation process until April
The first batch of vaccines is almost here, but a top government adviser says achieving herd immunity by the end of the year is ‘unrealistic’
The pandemic is happening in the context of a healthcare system we have allowed to decay
As positive Covid-19 cases climb rapidly, health facilities will need more doctors and nurses
Forced to work across multiple hospitals, health officials have helped to spread Covid-19 in the private healthcare system
The health workers’ union says the government has rebuffed its attempts to meet about mitigating risks to workers
State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood
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The minimum wage won’t include community health workers, whose earnings are already paltry.
Free State healthcare workers say they are being punished for having dared to defy health MEC Benny Malakoane publicly.
Community workers are twiddling their thumbs while the state drags its heels on a new strategy, writes Mia Malan.
About 200 doctors converged on the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday in protest against poor security at hospitals.