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Spotlight on NHI: Will inadequate governance arrangements be NHI’s Achilles heel?

Spotlight on NHI: Will inadequate governance arrangements be NHI’s Achilles heel?

A lack of public participation and transparency, and the Minister of Health being given too much power – Tendai Mafuma explores some key concerns with NHI’s proposed governance arrangements. ...
Spotlight on NHI: Trust deficit overshadows industry meeting

Spotlight on NHI: Trust deficit overshadows industry meeting

An industry talk shop reveals that it’s not universal health coverage that’s the big worry, but rather trust in the government’s ability to deliver on what it proposes in the NHI Bill. ...
Limpopo Treasury to investigate new aeromedical tender

Limpopo Treasury to investigate new aeromedical tender

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has confirmed that an aeromedical service which was recently awarded a lucrative three year tender in the province is yet to get airborne adding that she has requested provincial treasury to conduct an investigation. Daily Maverick and Spotlight reported last week that the Limpopo health department, which has a … Continue reading "Limpopo Treasury to investigate new aeromedical tender" ...
Face to face with North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha

Face to face with North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha

More than a year on from the devastating hospital strikes and political upheaval in the North West, the new MEC for health sits down for a candid interview with Spotlight. ...
Spotlight on NHI: Era of NHI similar to early 1990s

Spotlight on NHI: Era of NHI similar to early 1990s

In the nineties, the optimism of the oppressed and dispossessed was tempered by the fear of the previously advantaged of losing a way of life they had come to accept as normal. Stories of their imminent demise dominated fireside discussions. ...
Mbombo: From domestic worker to MEC

Mbombo: From domestic worker to MEC

Biénne Huisman speaks to Nomafrench Mbombo about the long journey from doing domestic work in East London to being the MEC for Health in the Western Cape. ...
A hidden killer of people living with HIV

A hidden killer of people living with HIV

Cryptococcal meningitis is the second leading killer of people with HIV, behind only tuberculosis. Yet, access to a new, better medicine that can save lives remains limited. ...
#Health4Sale: Company under Hawks and SIU investigation awarded large Limpopo tender

#Health4Sale: Company under Hawks and SIU investigation awarded large Limpopo tender

The Limpopo health department, which has a track record of dodgy aeromedical contracts, has awarded a lucrative three-year tender to a joint venture including Buthelezi EMS (BEMS), a private emergency medical services company which is under investigation by the Special Investigating Unit, the Hawks and National Treasury. ...

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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