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TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

By Marcus Low Tuberculosis (TB) infection control measures in some South African public sector clinics fall woefully short This is
HIV docs win quack HIV gel case

HIV docs win quack HIV gel case

The South Gauteng High Court this week ruled in favour of the SA HIV Clinicians Society in its legal battle with a doctor who promoted a
Hearing a problem, and solving it

Hearing a problem, and solving it

By Ntsiki Mpulo - Nombulelo Sojina cradles her baby close to her chest in a kangaroo mothering-style of skin-to-skin contact The child’s
Communities in crisis

Communities in crisis

By Treatment Action Campaign The Treatment Action Campaign has shared the following stories with Spotlight from their provincial operations
Ambulance emergency in the Eastern Cape

Ambulance emergency in the Eastern Cape

By Mluleki Marongo, SECTION27 Researcher - If you call an ambulance in Johannesburg, there’s a good chance you will be in a hospital
PR and platitudes

PR and platitudes

By Ufrieda Ho - It’s ‛good governance’ week for the Public Protector’s office at the beginning of October and officials are going
A new coalition for people-centred health care

A new coalition for people-centred health care

By Ufrieda Ho - Two specific issues emerged as priorities for Gauteng from the Provincial Health Assembly this year: migration and mental
Getting the system to work

Getting the system to work

By Ufrieda Ho - Staff shortages remain a massive challenge for the public health service
Rich province, poor health care

Rich province, poor health care

By Ufrieda Ho - In money terms, Gauteng’s health budget looks plump and healthy at R37,4 billion for the 2016-2017 financial year –
Where all that glitters is not gold

Where all that glitters is not gold

By Ufrieda Ho - Mineral-rich, prosperous, the glitter of gold – that’s supposed to be the promise of the towns the sit atop the
In good hands

In good hands

By Ntsiki Mpulo - Eyes bulging, lips cracked, ribs clearly visible under taut skin; the man appears on the verge of taking his last breath
Illegal experiment scandal rocks Free State health

Illegal experiment scandal rocks Free State health

By Anso Thom and Marcus Low - The Medicines Control Council (MCC) this week suspended what appears to be unlawful stem cell experimentation
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