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MSF: Secret medicine prices cost lives

April 10, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling upon governments to put an end to the secrecy that rules in the field of pharmaceutical products when they meet this week at the World Health Organisation Fair Pricing Forum to discuss access to essential medicines.

Top three parties’ position on sexual & reproductive justice

March 18, 2019
Gender   Opinion & Commentary  

Do you know what your favourite political party’s stance is on sex work, gender-based violence and abortion?

Despite side-effects, docs promote old TB treatment

November 20, 2018
Opinion & Commentary  

At a recent international TB conference, some doctors suggested countries with weak health systems should not be allowed to use new TB drugs, although the old ones are ineffectual and cause deafness. Thankfully, South Africa is leading the world in treating drug-resistant TB.

#MTBPS2018: Flattery to Deceive

October 25, 2018
Opinion & Commentary  

With elections looming in 2019, the MTBPS was always going to be a case of “flattering to deceive” with no concrete commitment to addressing the crisis in health, report RUSSELL RENSBURG and SAMANTHA KHAN-GILLMORE

#OmotosoTrial: We are all Peter Daubermann

October 19, 2018
Opinion & Commentary  

Ever wondered why many survivors don’t talk about their sexual violence experiences? Watching Cheryl Zondi on the stand is all the answer you need.

Restricting junk food ads: Censorship or health protection?

November 23, 2017
Opinion & Commentary  

Colombian activists fighting against junk food recently won an important victory in their Consitutional Court

Health for all should be non-negotiable

June 7, 2017
Opinion & Commentary  

COMMENT: In the wake of the World Health Organisation electing its first African leader, TB-survivor Ingrid Oxley writes that fighting TB should be a priority.