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Othering fatness: Medical professionals’ negative bias towards fat people jeopardises the quality of care

Pontsho Pilane speaks to three women who have found it difficult to access quality healthcare because of medical professionals’ weight bias

​A dying breath of fresh air

A hard-hitting film raises serious ethical questions about keeping a patient alive at all costs.

​Nelson Mandela Metro University gets the go-ahead to open a medical school in 2020

The new department will begin with 50 students and increase this number to about 200 by 2022.

Health sector cleared for surgery

An industry-wide probe into private healthcare seems likely, but stakeholders fear a witch hunt.

SA Medical Association head chopped:

Kgosi Letlape, the first black ophthalmologist in South Africa and former president of the World Medical Association, had led Sama since 2001.

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