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Medicine price transparency is a sticky issue at WHA

May 27th, 2019       News  

The World Health Assembly reports that universal health coverage is gaining momentum, but many governments are intent on keeping their medicine prices secret.

Relief as needle is removed from a woman’s hand

May 27, 2019

A mother who lived with a needle in her hand for three months is relieved after a surgery that was postponed 6 times finally gets underway.

The dark side of skin lightening

May 24, 2019

Despite warnings on the dangers of using illegal skin lightening products, women continue to use these creams.

Coke denies sugar cut linked to tax

May 23, 2019

Coca-Cola South Africa denies that it cut the sugar content of its drinks in response to government’s tax on sugary drinks.

Coca-Cola reformulates drinks to cut sugar

May 23, 2019

According to the beverage manufacturer, more South Africans are choosing its no- and low-calorie range but declined to reveal sales figures.

Intersex no-person’s land

May 22, 2019

Two intersex activists speak about growing up outside tradition notions of being male or female.

Doctor’s secrets to a healthy and long life

May 21, 2019

This rural doctor is used to writing scripts for medication, but he has now written a manuscript.

Food justice is a pipe dream without tackling industry

May 20, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

The lack of access to healthy food is both a cause and a symptom of South Africa’s structural inequalities.