Eastern Cape

#Vote4Health: Seven years of struggle at Holy Cross Hospital

#Vote4Health: Seven years of struggle at Holy Cross Hospital

The long-suffering Holy Cross Hospital outside Flagstaff, Eastern Cape, has a troubling history. As part of the #Vote4Health series, Spotlight and ...
#Vote4Health: More than a bucket and a plaster to fix rural healthcare

#Vote4Health: More than a bucket and a plaster to fix rural healthcare

As the seasons change and summer becomes a more distant memory, May elections creep closer and closer for the country. Campaign posters line the ...
#Vote4Health: New hope as Lusikisiki finally gets a new clinic

#Vote4Health: New hope as Lusikisiki finally gets a new clinic

In Lusikisiki, in the OR Tambo District of the Eastern Cape, the so-called Village Clinic had become emblematic of a faltering health system, in a ...
Vote4Health: Artist colony paints dull picture for rural healthcare

Vote4Health: Artist colony paints dull picture for rural healthcare

With less than 2 000 residents, one small government clinic and the nearest hospital 40 kilometres away, Hamburg residents in the small Eastern Cape ...
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 ...
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 ...
How rural stereotypes are being broken in Bulungula

How rural stereotypes are being broken in Bulungula

An innovative project in Bulungula in the Eastern Cape is showing how quality healthcare and education can be provided in a deep rural area. ...
How “Nomakhayas” beat a scabies outbreak

How “Nomakhayas” beat a scabies outbreak

With tenacity, teamwork and a plan of action, a group of community health workers in the Eastern Cape show just how effective they can be in ...
Fifteen years without a wheelchair – who pays?

Fifteen years without a wheelchair – who pays?

A volunteer healthcare worker tells the story of a young boy confined to his bed since he was a young child, as a result of the shortage of ...
Lifesaving programme under threat

Lifesaving programme under threat

Keiskamma Trust, an Eastern Cape based health organisation, praised around the world for its incredible community work which has saved thousands of ...
Two steps forward, three steps back – a tale of the Eastern Cape clinics

Two steps forward, three steps back – a tale of the Eastern Cape clinics

Eastern Cape Health Department fails to complete clinic projects promised by the Minister of Health. ...
Philani Clinic – A timeline of failure

Philani Clinic – A timeline of failure

A few meters from the entrance to Philani Clinic in Queenstown, opposite the gate, is a black-walled tavern. On weekdays, it’s as quiet as a church; ...