Rural areas struggle to retain senior healthcare professionals, but health workers who grew up in rural towns can plug the gap.
Several public health facilities have exhausted their 12-month supply of diesel and oil as nationwide load-shedding persists
Gauteng has seen an increase of over 8000 new cases in the past day
The effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines is becoming clear from the difference in the number of people admitted to hospital between those who have received at least one vaccine dose and those who have had none
Only 18 countries are using dexamethasone, while tocilizumab and sarilumab can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars a dose
The former president needs extensive emergency treatment that is overdue because of this legal woes, according to a certificate filed to the Pietermaritzburg high court
Six months into Botswana’s vaccine roll-out, only 5% of the population has been vaccinated
Twenty pharmacies in KZN have been looted and damaged, while one was burned down and several others closed their doors as a precaution
Seventeen investigative reports, undertaken by Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s office, detail gross negligence and maladministration in government structures
A peek into the life of Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, 59: his name is synonymous with his humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, which started operating from a spare room in his Pietermaritzburg home in 1992
The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism and James Oatway visited George Mukhari academic hospital to document the second-wave realities experienced by doctors and nurses
Doctors, nurses, undertakers and civic activists want national and provincial interventions that address the reality of the dire situation in KwaZulu-Natal
Although South Africa’s variant of Covid-19 does not cause more severe illness, the country, according to the president, must be ‘diligent, vigilant and compliant’
Construction of an emergency Covid-19 hospital is running months behind deadline, promising
to come online only after Gauteng’s peak
Despite efforts to prepare for the worst, it is ‘very unlikely’ that hospitals will be able to cope with the onslaught of Covid-19 cases
As positive Covid-19 cases climb rapidly, health facilities will need more doctors and nurses
The Western province, which has 65% of all positive Covid-19 cases, is preparing additional health facilities for a July peak
About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections
At this rate of infection, with 5% of all cases needing intensive care, the country won’t have enough emergency hospital beds by the end of this month
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Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital, reportedly with wrist injuries. But rumours about the event are completely untrue, stated his brother Carl.
The opposition party went on an unannounced tour of some of the country’s major health facilities and found conditions that shocked them.
We would all choose a quick death if we could, but for some of us that won’t happen. We should talk more about it.
Diabetic patients who aren’t treated properly risk having the smallest cut lead to an amputated limb.
In the state sector, not everyone is equal. Some of us have to pay an arm, a leg and a full working day.
Only one of 394 hospitals audited between May 2011 and 2012 met all the acceptable standards, according to a report on Sunday.
If the new Dr Harry Surtie Hospital has all the latest tech, why are patients complaining?
Clinical associates are changing the medical sector by freeing up doctors to do more.
NGOs use maternal deaths to illustrate the dire state of Mpumalanga hospitals.
Fixing healthcare needs a multidisciplinary approach, not just a medical focus.
Nurses and doctors are ‘forced’ to treat non-residents, but such care is too often perilous.
The situation in the Eastern Cape health department is a "full-blown catastrophe", writes Trudy Thomas.