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#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.

DIY test for HIV comes to a pharmacy near you

It’s as simple and easy as a home pregnancy test, and should be treated similarly, argues Health-e News writer Amy Green who went through the process of self-testing for HIV.

Cancer: It’s all about the price tag

November 2, 2016
Opinion & Commentary   Press Release  

Dr Marais, CEO of the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON), examines the high cost of cancer in South Africa and the financial impact on the patient and practitioner.

National Health Insurance: Bring in the specialists

There’s a dire shortage of medical specialists, yet provinces have cut budgets for their training. Specialists need to be involved in planning the NHI roll-out to prevent such things from happening, writes South African Society of Anaesthesiologists CEO Natalie Zimmelman.