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Medicine price transparency is a sticky issue at WHA

May 27, 2019

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

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.

#SAElections2019: Should Motsoaledi stay?

May 6, 2019

Passionate and principled, the Health Minister has led massive victories over HIV during the past decade. But as South Africa attempts to introduce complex changes to our health system, is it time for an operations person rather than a firefighter?

Tackling the high price of medicine

April 15, 2019

Profit seems to be the only logic driving medicine prices, with some African countries paying more for medicine than European countries, and US citizens paying some of the highest medicine prices in the world. There are global efforts to rein in excessive profiteering but removing the secrecy around prices is complicated.

SA is not yet polio-free

March 11, 2019

South Africa is part of a ‘pariah group’ of countries not yet certified polio-free, thanks to weaknesses in our disease surveillance and vaccination programme. The Department of Health is determined to win back its certificate next month, and launched an immunisation coverage survey last week to investigate the nation’s vaccination rate. 

London man is ‘cured’ of HIV

March 5, 2019

A London patient appears to have been cured of HIV after a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a special genetic mutation.

Health-e’s Maguire wins SAFTA

March 4, 2019

Health-e News is delighted to announce that our TV producer, Bern Maguire, has won a SA Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for the Best Current Affairs Programme for her investigation of Dr David Sello, a Potchefstroom doctor who was...