More than a million South Africans are born into the world each year and a new report released today shows that the inequity they are born into begins to shape them from a young age.
Hundreds of women each year die following caesarean deliveries. With rates of caesarean deliveries climbing, the stage may be set for more deaths to come.
Almost 25 percent of health facilities surveyed nationally have gone without HIV or tuberculosis (TB) medicines at least once in the last year, according to preliminary survey results released this week.
Dozens of activists and patients picketed today outside the Johannesburg meeting of a United Nations high level panel on access to medicines. Activists have demanded governments fund more drug research and development.