public health system

 
Why emergency care in Africa needs to become a  specialised course
Why emergency care in Africa needs to become a specialised course
The young patient was wheeled into our emergency centre by the ambulance service. He had sustained what appeared to be a severe head and pelvis...
Mpumalanga's health is failing - but it won't take its medicine
Mpumalanga's health is failing - but it won't take its medicine
The Mpumalanga department of health incurred nearly R2-billion in irregular expenditure in the 2014-2015 financial year – making up more than 80%...
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...
Comment: 16 Days of What?
Comment: 16 Days of What?
Last week marked the start of the annual United Nations campaign for 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children. 
Motsoaledi: Why I use government hospitals
Motsoaledi: Why I use government hospitals
'My biggest disappointment in my time as a health minister so far was in 2009 when a front-page headline screamed that I was causing a scandal...
[Video]Mental health: Access and stigma
[Video]Mental health: Access and stigma
Charlene Sunkel knows first-hand the stigmas about mental health in society. Sharing her story, she talks of her experience accessing public healthcare.
Zille: Bad management crippling public health
Zille: Bad management crippling public health
Bad management, not lack of funding, is the main reason for the deteriorating state of South Africa's public health system, Democratic Alliance...
'Rich-country' solutions -
'Rich-country' solutions -
An ANC task team headed by former director general of health Olive Shisana is trying to convince the ANC and government to implement a national...
A legacy of incoherence
A legacy of incoherence
The crisis in South Africa's public healthcare system seems to deepen by the day, despite new Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's claims to the...
No state health for me please
No state health for me please
Health topped almost every political party's election manifesto. Yet some of the leading politicians who used health concerns in their campaigns...
Out of stock = out of life
Out of stock = out of life
Provincial health departments faced with antiretroviral drug shortages are defiantly overspending on their budgets, rather than see patients...

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