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Saved: How drug users gained the power to reverse overdoses
Saved: How drug users gained the power to reverse overdoses
Alexander Walley was a twentysomething medical student when he witnessed the power of naloxone. It was the midnight shift at the Emergency...
After Ebola: What happens when the virus fades and the NGOs — and money — leave?
After Ebola: What happens when the virus fades and the NGOs — and money — leave?
Musu lies on her side in a cot in the Tubmanburg public hospital in Liberia’s northwestern Bomi County. She grips the creamcoloured bed rails,...
‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’
‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’
Only one radiation oncologist is left to treat cancer patients in North West, a health department statement shows. ...
Durban cuts city's only needle exchange programme
Durban cuts city's only needle exchange programme
Hundreds of people in the City of eThekwini could be at risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis as the metro cuts the only prevention programme for...
The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?
The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?
More than 4 000 doses of an experimental vaccine against Ebola...
One in three sex workers surveyed report being sexually abused by police
One in three sex workers surveyed report being sexually abused by police
Nosipho Vidima arrived at work at around seven o’clock that evening. The streets of Morningside in Durban were still bustling with people driving...
Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?
Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?
Infertility affects up to 180-million couples worldwide, shows new research released today. The study argues that infertility treatment should...
[LONG READ]: Why do parents abandon their babies?
[LONG READ]: Why do parents abandon their babies?
Women wearing weekend heels and fake lashes teeter out of smoky nightclubs, arm in arm. Drunken partygoers in stovepipe pants skulk against walls,...
North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for some now
North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for some now
More than a dozen North West health facilities remain closed after more than a week of violent protests. Unions representing healthcare providers...
[Updated] North West: Military health services move in
[Updated] North West: Military health services move in
The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) was deployed in a desperate effort to assist Mafikeng Provinical Hospital in the North West...
Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa
Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa
South Africa has slashed its maternal mortality death ratios in public health hospitals by almost a third (29%) within seven years. Between 2009...
Freak waves and HIV in Durban. What's the link?
Freak waves and HIV in Durban. What's the link?
About fifty used needles and syringes on a beach. That’s what’s caused the City of eThekwini to threaten to close down an HIV prevention...

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