Services at the Masakhane Clinic in Alexandra have been severely disrupted as the staff has taken to protesting against what they believe is unfair treatment by the Gauteng Health Department.
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The AIDS Law Project (ALP) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) have hit back after two senior health department officials attacked one of its senior leader’s presentation at the national tuberculosis conference in Durban last week.
DURBAN – While squabbling over human rights and other issues around HIV, the country allowed the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic to grow out of control and take a hold over the country, AIDS Law Project Executive Director Mark Heywood has told delegates at the South African TB conference.
This is the last in our two-part conversation with Dr Thys von Mollendorff, author of ‘Dare to care’, a personal account of how political interference can deny patients the right to appropriate and quality health care.
DURBAN – South Africa needs to revisit its stubborn policy of not employing foreign qualified doctors from other African countries, despite the fact that they are already in the country, the country’s first TB conference has heard.
Independent health economist, Alex van den Heever, says the country’s public health system does not have the capacity to accommodate foreign migrants. The statement follows a series of reports of foreign migrants being denied access to health care.
DURBAN – Workers at health facilities are increasingly infected with tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB) as they come into close and lengthy contact with infected patients, the first national TB conference heard yesterday (Wednesday).