Healthcare Workers

SA’s new AIDS plan falls short on community health workers

SA’s new AIDS plan falls short on community health workers

By Sasha Stevenson- South Africa’s new National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs will be launched on March 24
The work of a nurse

The work of a nurse

By Mary-Jane Matsolo ‛There is a huge difference between a clinic nurse and a government hospital nurse Clinic nurses usually do
Getting the system to work

Getting the system to work

By Ufrieda Ho - Staff shortages remain a massive challenge for the public health service
Community health workers: A Spotlight in-depth feature

Community health workers: A Spotlight in-depth feature

The role of community health workers in the South African public healthcare system has been unclear and controversial How many do we need
Judgement reserved in Bophelo House 94 appeal

Judgement reserved in Bophelo House 94 appeal

By Nomatter Ndebele A full bench of the Bloemfontein High Court today reserved judgement in the appeal of the so-called Bophelo House 94 In

New Emergency, New urgency

By Nomatter Ndebele - Following a 10 000-strong activist march on the first day of the International AIDS conference in Durban, the

So many have forgotten

By Vuyiseka Dubula - I was just months away from knowing my own HIV status when, in the year 2000, the people took over the streets of

Fighting for the right to care

Community health workers (CHWs), who are predominantly women have struggled to be formally integrated into the health service delivery
The barefoot soldiers of a public health care system that doesn’t seem to care

The barefoot soldiers of a public health care system that doesn’t seem to care

By Nomatter Ndebele - For the past 17 years, 55-year old Doris Ntuli has worked as a community caregiver (CCG) in the community of

MEC* Malakoane: What the Treatment Action Campaign is charging him with

The charge; The offense of “corrupt activities” in terms of section 4 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of
Trying to nurse ethically in a broken system

Trying to nurse ethically in a broken system

By Ufrieda Ho - “I didn’t go to nursing college to become a politician,” says the matron in her neat office in the facility she heads
Who will help the sick and needy?

Who will help the sick and needy?

By Ufrieda Ho - Back in the mid-90s, Angelina Manale Mookadi had dreams of becoming a nurse “I thought it was a profession I could afford
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