public health

 
Delhi health crisis linked to urbanisation
Delhi health crisis linked to urbanisation
India’s capital city, Delhi, often hits the headlines. The United Nations reckons it is expanding by 100 people an hour, or 3% a year, making it...
New medical school to open in 2021
New medical school to open in 2021
When I am standing in one of our medical school lecture halls at Nelson Mandela University’s Missionvale campus, I almost don’t believe that we...
The cost of breaking your silence is high
The cost of breaking your silence is high
As with sexual and gender-based violence, breaking the silence is not an event. Neither happens nor dissipates in the snap of a disclosing moment,...
Durban, the city that forces the poor to defecate in the streets
Durban, the city that forces the poor to defecate in the streets
The state of public toilets in South Africa’s major cities is a damning indictment of the political establishment’s contempt for millions of...
Should health experts be on Twitter? Here's why it can be your own printing press.
Should health experts be on Twitter? Here's why it can be your own printing press.
You're a public health official and want to get lifesaving information to the public. But how?   
The workforce that makes our health system work
The workforce that makes our health system work
Among South Africa’s everyday heroes are community health workers, a largely unrecognised but critical workforce that takes primary healthcare to...
Military ignored Mosul war-wounded
Military ignored Mosul war-wounded
It was a United States-led, 72-nation military coalition, including the Iraqi Army,and their enemy the Islamic State group that ensured the...
2018 is the year of 'radical socio-economic transformation'— President Zuma
2018 is the year of 'radical socio-economic transformation'— President Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Sunday characterised 2017 as eventful and fruitful, while saying radical transformation was on the cards for next year.
Save a little money, save a little life
Save a little money, save a little life
Six years ago Betty Walakira's world came crashing down around her. She believed the nonprofit organisation she founded in Uganda in 2005, Health...
Four things parents can do to keep their kids’ kidneys healthy
Four things parents can do to keep their kids’ kidneys healthy
The overall increase in the incidence of kidney failure in children mimics that of adults. This is largely due to an increase in the incidence of...
When hospitals don't make the cut
When hospitals don't make the cut
Paulina Masondwane was lying in bed at Kopanong Hospital in Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg, when she heard a commotion outside her room in ward...
The unlawful state of healthcare
The unlawful state of healthcare
 Health systems are a complex ecosystem. They require physical infrastructure, medical technologies, medicines, information systems. But...

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