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People: Face to face with Joan Marston

People: Face to face with Joan Marston

From a children’s hospice in Bloemfontein to leading an international network, Joan Marston has made a major contribution to palliative care for children. Biénne Huisman went to meet her. ...
A children’s hospice rising like an oasis

A children’s hospice rising like an oasis

In July Bloemfontein is dry and hued in shades of brown. Against this backdrop, the Sunflower Children’s Hospice rises like an oasis: the house is covered in bright murals and surrounded by trees and budding shrubs. Biénne Huisman stepped inside. ...
HIV in SA: Seven graphs that tell the story

HIV in SA: Seven graphs that tell the story

The recently published outputs of the Thembisa mathematical model of HIV in South Africa paint a remarkable picture of the history of HIV in this country. ...
High price delays introduction of new TB prevention therapy

High price delays introduction of new TB prevention therapy

A new form of TB prevention therapy promises various advantages over the current offering, but a high price is delaying its introduction in South Africa. ...
SIU to investigate contracts with Buthelezi EMS

SIU to investigate contracts with Buthelezi EMS

In a move that will finally turn the spotlight on the lucrative ground and air ambulance contracts in the Free State and North West, President Cyril Ramaphosa has given the Special Investigating Unit the green light to start digging. ...
People: Face to face with Dr Bandile Masuku

People: Face to face with Dr Bandile Masuku

Dr Bandile Masuku was recently appointed as MEC for Health in Gauteng, South Africa’s most populous province. Biénne Huisman asked him about the task ahead. ...
Health DG welcomes new guide to National Health Act

Health DG welcomes new guide to National Health Act

SECTION27 has just published the third edition of its National Health Act Guide. Read what South Africa’s Director General of Health had to say about it. ...
Tuberculosis in SA: Three graphs that tell the story

Tuberculosis in SA: Three graphs that tell the story

South Africa has one of the highest TB burdens in the world. Here we tell the story of TB in South Africa using three graphs. ...

IN FOCUS: #Vote4Health

In this series we will take stock of the state of healthcare services in South Africa 25 years into democracy.

Posted about Treatment in 2017

#Vote4Health: Healthcare after the elections

#Vote4Health: Healthcare after the elections

Who will be South Africa’s next Minister of Health and what will be the impact of May’s national and provincial elections on South Africa’s ongoing health crisis? ...
#Vote4Health: Lusikisiki push for condoms in schools

#Vote4Health: Lusikisiki push for condoms in schools

In Luskikisiki in the Eastern Cape girls as young as 11 years old are falling pregnant and becoming HIV-infected, prompting renewed calls by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) that government condoms are distributed at primary schools. Biénne Huisman attended a community meeting in Lusikisiki. ...
Spotlight’s Vote4Health

Spotlight’s Vote4Health

In the run-up to South Africa’s general elections in May 2019 Spotlight will be publishing a series of articles under the banner #Vote4Health. ...
#Vote4Health: New hope as Lusikisiki finally gets a new clinic

#Vote4Health: New hope as Lusikisiki finally gets a new clinic

In Lusikisiki, in the OR Tambo District of the Eastern Cape, the so-called Village Clinic had become emblematic of a faltering health system, in a rural area fraught with chronic illness and early death due to rapidly-spreading HIV and tuberculosis. Biénne Huisman went to Lusikiki to take the community's temperature. Photographs, Halden Krog. ...

Videos

Cry Ndlovu Cry

Cry Ndlovu Cry

Ndlovu Care Group and patients have been at the centre of a battle with the Limpopo health MEC who ended the contract and wants the almost 4 000 healthy HIV patients transferred to battling state clinics. ...
VIDEO: #FireBenny

VIDEO: #FireBenny

The Treatment Action Campaign and partners recently held a meeting to establish the Free State People’s Health Coalition. More than 500 TAC members also took to the streets and delivered memorandums to the police and National Prosecuting Authority demanding an update on the charges against Health MEC Dr Benny Malakoane. This is a short clip of … Continue reading "VIDEO: #FireBenny" ...
VIDEO: The Price of Gold

VIDEO: The Price of Gold

  Judgment in the historic Silicosis Class Action, Bongani Nkala and 55 Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and 31 Others, will be handed down in the South Gauteng High Court tomorrow (Friday 13 May 2016) at 9am. If the class is certified it will be the largest class to ever be certified in South Africa and … Continue reading "VIDEO: The Price of Gold" ...
VIDEO: TB Aware: Nulda Beyers

VIDEO: TB Aware: Nulda Beyers

TB scientist Professor Nulda Beyers speaks about the critical needs to employeers to enable employees to get tested and treated for TB. Credit: Thom Pierce ...

 

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