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Face to face with Michelle Meiring

Face to face with Michelle Meiring

Sometimes a child’s death is not just inevitable, but imminent. For a pragmatic like Dr Michelle Meiring the challenge lies in cushioning the. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Welcome detail in Mpumalanga HIV and TB plan

Welcome detail in Mpumalanga HIV and TB plan

Each of South Africa’s nine provinces has an HIV and TB plan aimed at guiding the implementation of the National Strategic Plan. Here is our ...
Who should be the new head of UNAIDS?

Who should be the new head of UNAIDS?

Earlier this week it was reported that a short list of five people is still in the running for the UNAIDS top job. Our editors give their ...
Limpopo to release health workers despite massive shortages

Limpopo to release health workers despite massive shortages

Social justice organisations have released an open letter in which they question the Limpopo Health Department\'s decision to release provincial ...
KZN’s HIV and TB plan: Good on structure, low on detail

KZN’s HIV and TB plan: Good on structure, low on detail

Each of South Africa’s nine provinces is supposed to have an HIV and TB plan that guides provincial implementation of the National Strategic Plan. ...
New HIV estimates shows too many people are still not on treatment

New HIV estimates shows too many people are still not on treatment

South Africa has made great strides in scaling up HIV testing and increasing HIV suppression in patients receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART), ...
Dear Premier Zamani Saul, the Northern Cape health system is in your hands.

Dear Premier Zamani Saul, the Northern Cape health system is in your hands.

\"By accepting your appointment as Premier, you have become the custodian of a rough diamond. It is now in your hands whether it will reach its full ...
Uganda’s Constitutional Court hears a Landmark Maternal Health case

Uganda’s Constitutional Court hears a Landmark Maternal Health case

In what many describe as a landmark case, Uganda’s Constitutional Court will tomorrow morning (Thursday, 13 June) hear a case which challenges the ...
Minister: We must have communities, especially people living with HIV tell us what is needed

Minister: We must have communities, especially people living with HIV tell us what is needed

Address by Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize at the opening of the 9th South African AIDS Conference. ...
A healthcare system in crisis: The long road ahead

A healthcare system in crisis: The long road ahead

A Speech by Sibongile Tshabalala, TAC National Chairperson, 11 June 2019, SA AIDS Conference Opening Plenary, Durban. ...
Why SA’s medicines regulator should consider affordability

Why SA’s medicines regulator should consider affordability

Access to medicines is a complex, but critical issue. SECTION27\'s Tendai Mafuma and Nomatter Ndebele explore how the South African Health Products ...
ARV stockouts putting lives at risk, says SSP

ARV stockouts putting lives at risk, says SSP

Stockouts of several critical medicines have been reported at healthcare facilities in five provinces, according to a statement from the Stop ...