Kwazulu-Natal

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. ...
Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Circulars on migrants may be a sign of things to come

Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Circulars on migrants may be a sign of things to come

OPINION: The first few days of March 2019 must have been a time of great uncertainty for migrants in South Africa in need of health care services. ...
Funding by Faith

Funding by Faith

A community caregivers project for rural KwaZulu-Natal AIDS orphans and vulnerable children hangs in the balance as donor money from the United ...
Hospital horrors

Hospital horrors

The hospital is full. Two young girls lie on trolleys in the main hallway. They are wrapped in pink blankets; drips come out of their arms and hang ...
New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National AIDS Council. His appointment follows the suspicious ...
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 according to an ...
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 tiny ...
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 in ...
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. ...
The barefoot soldiers of a public health care system that doesn’t seem to care

The barefoot soldiers of a public health care system that doesn’t seem to care

By Nomatter Ndebele - For the past 17 years, 55-year old Doris Ntuli has worked as a community caregiver (CCG) in the community of Sweetwaters, in ...

“Bring your pubic hair” – healers and quacks continue to thrive in KwaZulu-Natal

In KwaZulu-Natal, according to reports from the Human Sciences Research Council, there are 1.8 million people who are HIV positive. Of those, 1.1 ...
Fewer children are dying of severe malnutrition, but ignorance continues to kill babies

Fewer children are dying of severe malnutrition, but ignorance continues to kill babies

By Bill Corcoran & Nomatter Ndebele - Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) remains stubbornly entrenched in many of KwaZulu-Natal province’s rural ...