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Dolutegravir- why new does not automatically mean better

Dolutegravir- why new does not automatically mean better

While the advantages of the new antiretroviral drug dolutegravir have been extensively reported, the potential disadvantages have received relatively ...
Report exposes bullying, harassment and abuse at UNAIDS

Report exposes bullying, harassment and abuse at UNAIDS

An independent commissioned following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and bullying by senior staff at UNAIDS has been released telling a ...
12 questions answered on the state of SAHPRA

12 questions answered on the state of SAHPRA

In February 2018 the Medicines Control Council was replaced by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority. Spotlight sent SAHPRA 12 ...
Is South Africa on track to meet NSP targets?

Is South Africa on track to meet NSP targets?

On World AIDS Day 2018 we assess how South Africa is faring against 10 key targets set in the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs 2017 ...
Six advantages of dolutegravir

Six advantages of dolutegravir

Dolutegravir is a critically important antiretroviral medicine that is set to become the backbone of South Africa and many other countries’ HIV ...
Let women decide whether they want to take dolutegravir

Let women decide whether they want to take dolutegravir

An important new antiretroviral medicine will soon become available to people living with HIV in various Sub-Saharan African countries. ...
Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa: Send a message to world leaders to commit financially to fighting Aids

Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa: Send a message to world leaders to commit financially to fighting Aids

Dear Honourable President Ramaphosa, Greetings. Thank you for your tireless efforts to try to eradicate corruption and State Capture. We hope that ...
The SADMON Files 5: When social media doesn’t go viral

The SADMON Files 5: When social media doesn’t go viral

In 2015 Sadmon Projects and Consulting was awarded a three-year, R352 million communications contract by the Department of Health. The tender was for ...
The SADMON Files 4: Autopsy of the Phila communications campaign

The SADMON Files 4: Autopsy of the Phila communications campaign

In 2015 Sadmon Projects and Consulting was awarded a three-year, R352 million communications contract by the Department of Health. Spotlight analysis ...
The SADMON Files 3: Red Ribbon or red flag?

The SADMON Files 3: Red Ribbon or red flag?

In 2015 Sadmon Projects and Consulting was awarded a three-year, R352 million communications contract by the Department of Health. An essential part ...
Sadmon threatens Spotlight with legal action

Sadmon threatens Spotlight with legal action

Spotlight today received a letter from lawyers representing Sadmon Consulting CC and its sole director Mr Cyril Sadiki threatening legal action ...
The SADMON Files 2: How not to manage a government contract

The SADMON Files 2: How not to manage a government contract

In 2015 Sadmon Projects and Consulting was awarded a three-year, R352 million communications contract by the Department of Health. Documents obtained ...
The SADMON files 1: Government pushed R352m to controversial communications company

The SADMON files 1: Government pushed R352m to controversial communications company

In 2017 Spotlight lodged a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application for all documents relating to a R352-m health department ...
NHI shenanigans exposed

NHI shenanigans exposed

Presidential Advisor Dr Olive Shisana and Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi appear to have side-lined senior Department of Health and Treasury ...
Mankosi Clinic: The long and winding road to rural healthcare

Mankosi Clinic: The long and winding road to rural healthcare

The Mankosi Clinic story is a long and winding one, very much like the backroads in the Eastern Cape. Kathryn Cleary visited Mankosi Village, where a ...
Tips for Tito!

Tips for Tito!

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni put out a Twitter appeal last week for inputs on his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement which he delivers today. The ...
OHSC – need we help it to do more?

OHSC – need we help it to do more?

The Rural Health Advocacy Project's Samantha Khan-Gillmore makes a impassioned plea for the Office of Health Standards Compliance to be capacitated ...
NHI: A tale of two hospitals

NHI: A tale of two hospitals

National Health Insurance is supposed to shrink the gulf between the public and private health sector. SECTION27 Researcher Thabang Pooe recently ...
Health4Sale: Loss and more loss in the North West

Health4Sale: Loss and more loss in the North West

Spotlight returned to the North West recently to take the temperature of the health system. Sadly, the picture is not pretty. The health system has ...
Health4Sale: More dodgy equipment supplied to the Free State

Health4Sale: More dodgy equipment supplied to the Free State

A company with a track record of supplying inferior medical equipment to the Free State health department recently sent five mobile x-ray units to ...