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Medicine price transparency is a sticky issue at WHA

May 27th, 2019       News  

The World Health Assembly reports that universal health coverage is gaining momentum, but many governments are intent on keeping their medicine prices secret.

The struggle for hypertension in South Africa

May 17, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

Tackling hypertension nationally and globally will require innovative thinking that looks at the condition as a socio-economic and systemic issue.

Hypertension affects both young and old

May 17, 2019
OurHealth  

Today marks World Hypertension Day, Health-e citizen journalists look at people who have managed the condition for years.

Social media posts highlight challenges in EC hospitals

May 16, 2019
News  

Eastern Cape communities are using social media to express their unhappiness with public health facilities.

Baby is brain-damaged and blind after alleged antibiotic allergy

May 15, 2019
News  

A five-month-old baby was left brain-damaged and blind after developing a severe allergic reaction from an antibiotic.

Obesity on the rise in rural communities

May 15, 2019
OurHealth  

Obesity rates continue to soar but people in rural areas are most at risk, say experts.

New TB drug reduces treatment time

May 14, 2019
OurHealth  

A major shot in the arm is set to boost South Africa’s fight against tuberculosis.

Will villages across SA remain without water after elections?

May 13, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

South Africans want actual change as the dust of elections settles, but will it come?