Free State

Opinion: Return of the quacks

Opinion: Return of the quacks

For a long time, South Africa has been a country where charlatans are able to flourish and peddle dangerous remedies for all kinds of
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
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
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
Judgement reserved in Bophelo House 94 appeal

Judgement reserved in Bophelo House 94 appeal

By Nomatter Ndebele A full bench of the Bloemfontein High Court today reserved judgement in the appeal of the so-called Bophelo House 94 In

Health in the Free state

A province that is in the news for all the wrong reasons Spotlight keeps the focus on this beleaguered province and the right to health
The long wait

The long wait

By Ufrieda Ho - Nurses are giving Cecilia Mokole dirty looks Mokole meets their stares She doesn’t care anymore what they think, or what

A timeline of collapse

To understand what led to the crises in the Free State it is helpful to backtrack to 2005 when the provincial scale-up of antiretroviral
Trying to nurse ethically in a broken system

Trying to nurse ethically in a broken system

By Ufrieda Ho - “I didn’t go to nursing college to become a politician,” says the matron in her neat office in the facility she heads
Who will help the sick and needy?

Who will help the sick and needy?

By Ufrieda Ho - Back in the mid-90s, Angelina Manale Mookadi had dreams of becoming a nurse “I thought it was a profession I could afford

Health workers still face prosecution

The #BopheloHouse94 community health workers have been on trial since April 2014 Their crime Holding a peaceful night vigil in the hope

Election-year clinic upgrades are welcome, but will they be enough?

By Ufrieda Ho - All over the Free State things are buzzing with public works projects, but also with electioneering It seems there are as
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