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Pandemics: A social justice issue

Framing coronavirus as a security threat is not the only possible approach

The NHI could provide a dose of social justice for South Africa

But to do so, it will have to provide genuine universal access to marginalised communities, including refugees and migrants

How to refresh SA’s jaded democracy

We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities

Coronavirus reaction: Sinophobia with Western characteristics

Western media has racialised the coronavirus outbreak, leading to increased Sinophobia in several countries. Such dehumanisation of a race has no place in functioning democracies

South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

Human development is under threat

Achieving significant progress means we are going to have to ditch neoliberal capitalism

The future of health in South Africa

Digital health technology is already having a huge impact on healthcare, both for patients and health professionals

People are the heart of healthcare

Digital health technology can empower people to take better care of their own health

Learning and research for 21st Century capacity development

UP medical students work in the community to understand what it means to be a practitioner at all levels

Community healthcare workers are the link

They often identify additional problems, such as people needing food, IDs and housing

Using the COPC Toolkit to plan integrated healthcare delivery

The toolkit integrates data to better predict and respond to health needs in an area

The power, the purse strings and the NHI

The NHI Bill proposes major shifts in who controls our national and provincial health budgets. Will the draft legislation rob provinces of control?

Hospital crime endangers workers

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start

Why babies and mothers are still dying

Look to perceptions and local context – and not more training for nurses – to cut the mortality rate

The manifestation of climate injustice

Following the new UN report on climate change and agricultural land use, how will climate change affect communities in informal urban areas

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