Chair of Basson HPCSA inquiry may be forced to step down

The Pretoria High Court has granted an application by Apartheid-era chemical weapons expert Dr Wouter Basson that may allow him to sack the chair...
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Cape Town TB activist to hear again

Phumeza Tisile, 24, was told that she would die three times before she beat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). She survived but lost her hearing....
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Report: The Right Shot – Bringing down barriers to affordable and adapted vaccines

The second edition of this report by international medical humanitarian organisation Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) reviews the prices of 16 vaccines.
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Fracking could endanger Karoo water

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has added its voice to the fracking debate, arguing that fracking could dump cancer-causing chemicals into...
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South Africa sends nurses, doctor to assist in Ebola outbreak

By the end of this week, 10 professional nurses and one doctor will leave Johannesburg for Sierra Leone and the front lines of the...
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[Updated] Basson walks out of HPCSA sentencing, threatens High Court action

Apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson and his legal team walked out of a Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) sentencing yesterday....
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Strategy: Draft National Strategic Plan for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Sex Workers

Released by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) on 12 January, this 49-page preliminary document outlines plans to, for instance, increase HIV and...
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[Updated] Cape Town TB activist in race against time to hear again

Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) robbed 24-year-old Phumeza Tisile of her hearing. Now, she is fighting to get it back through a national fundraising campaign, but...
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True Life: “I will never get used to not hearing”

Activist and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) survivor Phumeza Tisile writes about how a misdiagnosis cost her hearing and what life has been like since....
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Cutting the cost to conceive

For couples who can’t conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can cost ten of thousands of rands but that may be changing.
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