KWA-ZULU NATAL – Right to Care, together with the Bhekuzulu Self-sustaining Project and the Mpilonhle Sanctuary Organization are working together to offer patients a one-stop shop where they can have all their chronic conditions seen to in a single visit.
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).