Professional help is becoming easier to access – starting with your local pharmacy
Allegra guarantees that all patients, including those living with HIV and AIDS, experience personalised care
While we can’t change the socio-economic and entrenched racist structures of our societies overnight, we can take control of our individual healthcare
WHO red list fails to prevent rich countries from poaching healthcare workers from countries where those workers are in short supply
Despite our fears of National Health Insurance NHI being driven by fears of corruption and limited state capacity, the issue of equal access to healthcare for all cannot be dismissed by the fear of what the 16% may lose
In the latest episode of Bhekisisa’s monthly TV show, Health Beat, Mia Malan spoke to public health researcher Susan Goldstein about how regulations about how foods are sold can help to prevent obesity
A conference in Gauteng, attended by hundreds of experts, is the first step to changing this situation
Harm reduction, not regulations will help South African smokers to quit
AI, collaborative robots, virtual reality and other new tech can lead to better healthcare.
Rural areas struggle to retain senior healthcare professionals, but health workers who grew up in rural towns can plug the gap.
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
Universal healthcare is crucial to realising social and economic potential but countries must rethink how they fund and manage such systems
The minister’s medium-term budget policy statement had to balance the fiscal risk of state-owned entities and the threat their collapse posed for the economy
In the more impoverished and remote areas, healthcare is either unavailable or too far away, leaving a sizeable portion of South Africans without the resources to travel to existing facilities.
The ceasefire in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has ended in violence. For those without access to medicine, it means more suffering in an overwhelmed health system
Information is collected in wealthy countries and nine out of 10 people in low- and middle-income countries can’t get safe, affordable and timely surgery
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
To move from 59 infant deaths out of every 1000 live births in one of the poorest regions of the island to none in the matter of a few decades is an extraordinary feat
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
‘Adapting, being open, having grit and being flexible; this is the way of the future,’ says Vishal Tilak, a judge at the recent SA Innovation League Awards’
The data from 440 000 Covid-19 patients show that black people in South Africa were far more likely to die than their white counterparts
Acceptability, access and affordability are the issues that need to be tackled to effect a major improvement across the nation.
More women than men are unemployed, partly because they are engaged in unpaid labour: caregiving, cooking and cleaning
There is a chronic shortage of staff at Baragwanath training hospital and patient care is declining, yet the provincial government is letting hundreds of temporary Covid workers go
The blame for the fire at Charlotte Maxeke hospital and the delays in refurbishing and reopening its damaged sections has been placed squarely at the feet of the provincial government
Digital health can improve healthcare access in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in rural areas, but it internet connectivity remains a challenge
While the Democrats and Republicans use an outdated political playbook, people need protection from the capitalist system itself
LGBTQIA+ organisations have accused Stats SA of being discriminatory for excluding transgender, non-binary and intersex categories in a question relating to sex
Covid-19 has had a negative impact on blood donations; blood conservation has become a priority
The prices charged by health multinational Roche were ‘significantly out of kilter’, the Competition Commission found
Privatisation stands to deepen inequalities. But some experts say collaboration between business and government can work in everyone’s interest
Beset by political instability, the region is also the canary in the climate change coal mine