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Matthias Rath: The human cost

October 29, 2008
HIV and AIDS   Multimedia  

Guardianfilms has produced a documentary on how vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath persuaded South African Aids patients to stop taking their prescribed drugs – and use his vitamins – with terrible consequences.

Mpumalanga healthcare critical

Friday, 5pm, Standerton Hospital, Mpumalanga province – say you’re driving on the nearby N3 to Durban. Say there’s an accident. You’d better pray the ambulance doesn’t bring you here.

Findings favourable for multi-therapy mother to child prevention

On 29 of August, doctors, scientists, researchers, politicians and administrators gathered for a morning celebration at Coronation Mother and Child Hospital. The role-players gathered to announce the highly successful initial findings of the multi-therapy prevention of mother-to-child-transmission programme that was introduced some seven months earlier.

Desperate Doctors

Doctors in KZN healthcare facilities battle against the Department of Health.

Breathing in Captivity

As more and more South Africans get infected with tuberculosis, government programmes that once could be counted on to bring TB under control are no longer adequate.

Lack of adherence increases TB rate

August 27, 2008
Multimedia   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Nokwayiyo Racasa is a former teacher who lives in Gugulethu on the Cape Flats. If you’€™d seen her five years ago, you would not have recognized her. She was thin; she often got sick; she had no energy.