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Sick building, sick health department

December 13, 2018       News  

For the past eight months, the national Department of Health has been unable address poor conditions at its head office, Civitas, in part because of a breakdown in relations between the Minister and the Director General.

Eyesight restored for 49 patients at KwaMhlanga Hospital

December 13, 2018
OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – Operations on 50 blind elderly persons at KwaMhlanga Hospital have been mostly successful, with 49 of the patients having had their eyesight fully restored.

Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018
News  

Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.

Rape of disabled teen uncovered after four years

December 12, 2018
OurHealth   Sexual Violence   Survivor Stories  

LIMPOPO – A 47-year-old mentally disabled man accused of raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman four years ago has been released on bail ahead of his next court appearance in January.

Mahlangu and Hlongwa must go, says ANC

December 11, 2018
News  

Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and former Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa have been ordered to step down from Gauteng ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) by the ANC’s National Working Committee (NWC).

Baby deaths at Gauteng hospital triple

December 11, 2018
News  

With baby deaths tripling in a matter of months, staff at Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg have turned to the media in a desperate attempt to prevent further losses of life.

TB in pregnancy can be cured

December 10, 2018
News  

Mpumalanga – When 24-year-old Gabisile Zulu discovered she was pregnant she was thrilled. Her joy was short lived because she was also diagnosed with tuberculosis – she was now fighting two diseases, HIV and TB.

Tribute to TAC at 20!

December 10, 2018
News  

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) turns 20 today – International Human Rights Day – and our history would be much poorer without them.