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The hell suffered by patients at Holy Cross Hospital

April 10, 2017
Health Management   News  

Sick patients have been forced to leave their beds at the Holy Cross Hospital and head outside to a nearby stream to fetch their own water because taps in the government health facility ran dry.

No more delays: Accelerating access to medicine

February 17, 2017
Health Management  

Late last month, Heads of State and governments from across the continent gathered in Addis Ababa for the 28th African Union (AU) Summit writes Yolanda Moyo of PATH South Africa.

Therapy helps grieving widows

February 2, 2017
Health Management   OurHealth  

Three widows in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal – each of them hard hit by the death of her husband – have come to believe that therapy offers better healing than simply turning to medication to deal with the pain.

Implementing 90-90-90

December 5, 2016
Health Management   HIV and AIDS  

Not only has South Africa adopted the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, but we have gone one better than anyone else in the world and adopted 90-90-90 targets for TB as well. It is thanks to us that the Global TB Plan has 90-90-90 targets writes Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director General of the National Department of Health.

SA’s healthcare workers hard hit by TB infections

October 24, 2016
Health Management   News   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Exposure to infectious patients, high HIV rates and a lack of ventilation in facilities are some of the reasons healthcare workers in South Africa have the one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) infection rates in the world.

Funding for health innovation: How does South Africa measure up?

October 13, 2016
Health Management   News  

Innovators, policymakers, and investors gathered in Johannesburg last month for the South Africa Innovation Summit and after this, it is worth asking, are we as a nation doing enough to finance health innovation and technology? Dr Tony Bunn discusses…

Animal TB – a looming threat to humans say researchers

October 7, 2016
Health Management   News  

Animal TB (termed zoonotic TB) poses a greater threat to human health and the economy than previously thought, according to a report published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases last week.