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Life Esidimeni Arbitration: 143+ and counting?

Life Esidimeni Arbitration: 143+ and counting?

After two years, and countless attempts at compelling the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) to act in the best interests of Mental Health
Steps to consider when proving PrEP in higher-education institutions

Steps to consider when proving PrEP in higher-education institutions

1 October is set to become a memorable day in some higher-education institutions It marks the day in 2017 that Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
The state of PrEP access in SA

The state of PrEP access in SA

Thuthukile Mbatha is a researcher at SECTION27, and an advocacy fellow for the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) She runs an advocacy
Overdue IP reform process crucial for healthcare in South Africa

Overdue IP reform process crucial for healthcare in South Africa

On 17 November 2017, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz gave a lecture to a standing-room-only crowd

IN FOCUS: Treatment in 2017

Treatment for HIV and opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis is evolving. Spotlight asked some of South Africa’s leading experts to bring us up-to-date on some cutting-edge treatment-related issues.

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10 things to know about TB in South Africa

10 things to know about TB in South Africa

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a crisis in South Africa Here are 10 quick facts about the state of TB in South Africa
Renewed hope for crypto, a deadly AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection

Renewed hope for crypto, a deadly AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection

Cryptococcosis (“crypto”) is a common AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection worldwide It has been neglected for many years This ...
Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

“A few weeks ago we lost Prudence Mbele, a beloved long-time activist living openly with HIV, who died of TB Prudence was famous for her ...
Modernising ART

Modernising ART

By Dr Michelle Moorhouse - Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa seems set for a revolution with a new drug combination that is ...

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Philani Clinic – A timeline of failure

Philani Clinic – A timeline of failure

A few meters from the entrance to Philani Clinic in Queenstown, opposite the gate, is a black-walled tavern On weekdays, it’s as quiet as ...
Priority-Setting, Social Justice and Human Rights in the Eastern Cape

Priority-Setting, Social Justice and Human Rights in the Eastern Cape

The stories of health care users experiences with the health system as published by Spotlight are devastating Various factors play a role ...
Let’s make AIDS councils work

Let’s make AIDS councils work

Every province and district should have an AIDS council These AIDS councils are supposed to bring everyone (government, organised labour, ...
Funding by Faith

Funding by Faith

A community caregivers project for rural KwaZulu-Natal AIDS orphans and vulnerable children hangs in the balance as donor money from the ...

Videos

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
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
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
VIDEO: TB Aware: Lungi Langa

VIDEO: TB Aware: Lungi Langa

Health journalist Lungi Langa shares her journey of being diagnosed with TB, surviving the horrid treatment and then having to deal with