nurses

 
Meet the nurses fighting on the front lines — with no ammunition
Meet the nurses fighting on the front lines — with no ammunition
Why do nurses have such little decision-making power in countries where they drive the healthcare system?
Birth control implant needs a shot in the arm
Birth control implant needs a shot in the arm
When Ntombi-khona Ndlovu (28), from Volksrust in the Pixley ka Seme district of Mpumalanga, went to the local clinic to get contraception, she was...
Comment: Simple logic saves patients' lives
Comment: Simple logic saves patients' lives
With the progress in the delivery of healthcare over the past several decades, one wonders where the next advances will arise. Will it be a new...
Healthcare heroes heal the system
Healthcare heroes heal the system
Arthur Setlhapelo's focus is momentarily broken by a person in a bright yellow T-shirt walking past the window. He turns his attention back to...
A mother to 30; a nurse to thousands
A mother to 30; a nurse to thousands
In August the book Empty Hands: The Life of Sister Abegail Ntleko, was published. In the introduction of the self authored book, Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote: "Hers is a remarkable tale of what it means to be fully human. It is people like Sister Abegail who usher in a...
Comment: We can stop the haemorrhaging
Comment: We can stop the haemorrhaging
The shortage of healthcare professionals in South Africa is one of the biggest threats to the country's ambition to eventually roll out...
Emergency: Help us help patients
Emergency: Help us help patients
Eight staff members at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto speak out in a desperate bid to improve conditions at the facility. ...
Comment: Eastern Cape, heal thy nurses
Comment: Eastern Cape, heal thy nurses
The Eastern Cape chapter of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) believes that the time has come to tackle the healthcare...
SA's midwives chart a new course
SA's midwives chart a new course
The young woman stands hesitantly at the entrance to the ultrasound room in the maternity ward of Tonga District Hospital, close to the Komati...
Public private partnerships may answer doctor shortage
Public private partnerships may answer doctor shortage
Public private partnerships are the answer to South Africa's growing shortage of healthcare professionals, political leaders and health...
A mother with a core of steel
A mother with a core of steel
Adelaide Tambo’s reputation as a maternal figure was well deserved — she mothered everyone. But beneath her warmth and empathy there...

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