Imagine a doctor or nurse could log in to an application on their phone to check if one of their patients has taken their tuberculosis (TB) medication that day, or any day for that matter?
In poor communities healthy food is less accessible, affordable and tasty. But, with a vegetable and a business plan, one man has started a healthy-eating revolution in a Western Cape township based on spinach.
While state-owned enterprises get frequent billion rand bail-outs and state corruption may have cost R100-billion, the public health sector is under massive pressure to cut costs – and this is threatening healthcare.
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.