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G23 women respond to Morah’s threats to activist

G23 women respond to Morah’s threats to activist

The Group of 23 women have come out in support of their fellow activist Vuyiseka Dubula, who recently received a threatening letter from UNAIDS ...
Vuyiseka Dubula statement in response to Morah

Vuyiseka Dubula statement in response to Morah

Vuyiseka Dubula last week released a statement in response to the threatening legal letter sent by former UNAIDS Country Director to South Africa ...
The progressive case for delaying NHI

The progressive case for delaying NHI

Healthcare in South Africa is in a tenuous state. The public healthcare system is in crisis – provinces are underfunded, corruption is rife, in many ...
More sexual harassment woes for UNAIDS

More sexual harassment woes for UNAIDS

UNAIDS Nigeria Country Director’s threat to sue AIDS activist Vuyiseka Dubula for implying that he is a sexual predator may have backfired as more ...
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 ...
It’s a Stick-Up. Your Money or Your Health!

It’s a Stick-Up. Your Money or Your Health!

The Competition Commission recommendations made by the Health Market Inquiry may be a once-in-a lifetime possibility to make private health well ...
Ndlovu saga 3: A patient’s story

Ndlovu saga 3: A patient’s story

With the Limpopo Department of Health’s decision not to renew Ndlovu’s contract, Cathrine Thabethe and another 3 773 patients have been transferred ...
Ndlovu saga 2: “The government doesn’t care about us”

Ndlovu saga 2: “The government doesn’t care about us”

How did it all come to this? An excellent HIV care group shown the door by the MEC Phophi Ramathuba amid some unsavoury social media comments made ...
Ndlovu saga 1: Health MEC shows HIV care group the door despite excellent service

Ndlovu saga 1: Health MEC shows HIV care group the door despite excellent service

A Limpopo care centre and its clients have been at the centre of a battle with health MEC Phophi Ramathuba who ended the contract and wants the ...
HMI: Ten key findings about private healthcare in South Africa

HMI: Ten key findings about private healthcare in South Africa

Medical schemes and private hospitals have over the last four years been under the Competition Commission’s microscope. While a provisional ...
Humans in the Age of HIV

Humans in the Age of HIV

We turn the spotlight on people living or working on the margins in South Africa. Referred to some as key populations, these folk – sex, ...
Analysis: Not all good news in new WHO MDR-TB recommendations

Analysis: Not all good news in new WHO MDR-TB recommendations

In a move that could help save the hearing of thousands of people with TB, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is advising wider use of newer and ...
NHI: Pay attention to process

NHI: Pay attention to process

By Lucy Gilson, Jane Goudge, Uta Lehmann, Helen Schneider The publication of the National Health Insurance (NHI) and Medical Schemes Amendment Bills ...
Decline in AIDS deaths, but SA missing other HIV targets

Decline in AIDS deaths, but SA missing other HIV targets

While AIDS deaths and the rate of new HIV infections in South Africa are declining, the country seems set to miss crucial UNAIDS and National ...
New dawn in TB prevention therapy

New dawn in TB prevention therapy

After decades of relying on isoniazid-based TB preventive therapy as the best option for TB prevention, a number of new regimens have done well in ...
UNAIDS denies shut-down discussions, but refuses to answer specific questions

UNAIDS denies shut-down discussions, but refuses to answer specific questions

Spotlight published an opinion piece this week with leaked information about UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe’s correspondence with McKinsey ...
AIDS2018: WHO recommends dolutegravir widely but women’s access will depend on contraception provision

AIDS2018: WHO recommends dolutegravir widely but women’s access will depend on contraception provision

WHO launched new interim guidance on HIV treatment at AIDS 2018 recommending dolutegravir (DTG) for everyone aged six years and above.  But access ...
AIDS2018: What has happened to AIDS activism? Views from eight leading activists

AIDS2018: What has happened to AIDS activism? Views from eight leading activists

There is a perception that AIDS activism is largely dead, that the AIDS activists have “retired”. There is a narrative and belief among some that ...
AIDS2018: The future of AIDS activism: If we don’t join the dots we are dead

AIDS2018: The future of AIDS activism: If we don’t join the dots we are dead

For over 30 years activism has been the engine that has driven almost every advance in our response to the AIDS epidemic. Mark Heywood assesses the ...
AIDS2018: UNAIDS LEAKS! Will Amsterdam Be UNAIDS’ Last Stand?

AIDS2018: UNAIDS LEAKS! Will Amsterdam Be UNAIDS’ Last Stand?

According to leaked information about UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe’s correspondence with McKinsey and Company, 2018 will mark the ...