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Patients’ lives threatened in North West

April 30, 2018
Health Management   News   OurHealth  

Corruption, medicine shortages, healthworkers being barred from treating patients – the public healthcare sector in the North West province has been in crisis for weeks. Health-e News’s GRAEME MAKAM reports.

Holy Cross Hospital nurses could be desperate for accommodation beginning of year 2018

December 19, 2017
Health Management   OurHealth  

EASTERN CAPE – Holy Cross Hospital nurses might find themselves without accomodation come January 2018. This follows a notice of eviction granted by Anglican Church Mission authorities who claim that the land on which the nurses’ home is situated is owned by the church.

Gauteng health finances in crisis

October 31, 2017
Health Management   News   OurHealth  

The crisis at the Gauteng Health Department deepens by the day as unpaid suppliers withhold services and legal claims mount, while services are paralysed because bank accounts have been attached and phone lines have been suspended.

Access to new TB drugs for SA

October 18, 2017
Health Management   News  

Two thirds of all patients taking one of the newest and most revolutionary anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs, bedaquiline, in the world are in South Africa.

New technology to aid checks on patients taking TB meds

October 16, 2017
Health Management  

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?

How one man’s spinach business led to a revolution

October 11, 2017
Health Management  

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.

Want to know how good your doctor is?

August 31, 2017
Health Management  

If patients had better information about private health providers, this would stimulate competition, says the Health Market Inquiry