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Eastern Cape university goes all in to assist provincial health-care efforts

A special steering committee seeks to fill urgent gaps in the system in order to fight the coronavirus

Gauteng nurses say they did not take an oath to die

With more resources than other provinces, health workers in Gauteng still say they do not have enough protective equipment to ensure safety when working with Covid-19 patients

Nurses work and care in fear of Covid

Staff at Tygerberg hospital detail how, despite their fear of the coronavirus, they continue to help in the medical response to the pandemic

The doctor who gave her life to stop Ebola in Nigeria

When Ebola first hit Lagos, Dr Ameyo Adadevoh knew something was seriously wrong, so she did something about it

Eastern Cape’s PPE shortage endangers healthcare workers

Health workers on the front line in one of the poorest provinces are struggling with a shortage of protective equipment and accuse the health department of being unprepared for the pandemic

Nurses ‘threatened’ after refusing to attend to people in quarantine

Sixteen people identified during mass testing in the Eastern Cape were first taken to a B&B before being taken to a hospital

Health couple fear for their kids

Doctor and a respiratory therapist have hygiene rules in place but no one to look after their children while they work

Would wage transparency work in SA?

In Scandinavian countries, citizens can look up what any other citizen earns in an online national database. Could South Africa use a version of income transparency? Economists, as usual, are divided.

Meet the nurses fighting on the front lines — with no ammunition

Public health systems are driven by nurses. Yet, they have little authority.

Birth control implant needs a shot in the arm

Poor training of nurses may have led to severe reactions to a new contraceptive device.

Comment: Simple logic saves patients’ lives

Doctors and nurses don't need a miracle drug to prevent the massive number of premature deaths.

The helpless have lost a lifeline

GF Jooste Hospital was a beacon of hope. It should have been renovated, not closed.

Healthcare heroes heal the system

Clinical associates are changing the medical sector by freeing up doctors to do more.

A mother to 30; a nurse to thousands

Undaunted by apartheid and Aids, she has made all the difference to those otherwise abandoned.

Comment: We can stop the haemorrhaging

South Africa has the means and opportunity to keep its healthcare professionals.

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