Free State activists, health worker case postponed

After refusing to plead guilty to charges, health workers and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists are expected back at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court...
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Paper: The broken thread – Primary health care, social justice & the dignity of the health worker

This 17-page public position paper was recently presented at a 1 September Wiser lecture by Section27 Executive Director Mark Heywood.
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Free State: Postcards from a troubled province

As activists and community health workers await the verdict in a court case stemming from July protests regarding allegedly poor Free State health services,...
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AIDS lobby to lay charges against Free State MEC for Health

AIDS lobby group the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is expected to lay formal charges against Free State Health MEC, Benjamin ‘Benny’ Malakoane today following...
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Wheelchair frees house-bound Jouberton woman

When Martha Bosaye was diagnosed with gangrene, her world shrunk to the confines of four walls. With a new wheelchair, Bosaye is set to...
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Report: Regulation of e-cigarettes and similar products

The World Health Organisation's (WHO) new report states that while e-cigarettes represent an “evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control,” regulations...
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NHLS unsure where to send bill, suspends services

Billing errors and lack of payment have been blamed for the National Health Laboratory Service’s (NHLS) recent suspension of services to some Gauteng clinics.
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Medicine availability improves after depot takeover

The North West Department of Health has credited a government takeover of the province’s only medical depot with helping stabilise drug supplies in the...
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Klerksdorp joins fight against Ebola

Klerksdorp residents are joining other South Africans pitching in to help fight West Africa’s on-going Ebola epidemic.
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Tshwane clinics share medicines amid stock outs

Clinics in Soshanguve outside Pretoria are helping each other to solve recurring problems in drug orders from the regional pharmacy.
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