Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.
HIV and AIDS
Medical personnel from across Africa will soon be trained on the “latest HIV/AIDS treatment options and bring the highest standard of care to patients” at a clinic to be built at Uganda’s Makerere University and funded by the Pfizer Foundation. The Kampala clinic, which is expected to open by the end of the year, will […]
The pilot programme to supply the anti-retroviral drug nevirapine to pregnant women at 18 sites around the country is going ahead, but painstakingly slowly. Kerry Cullinan takes a critical look at the rocky road the roll-out process has travelled.
The traditional music that migrant workers bring with them from their rural villages to hostel life is being used as an effective weapon to deliver HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention messages to men living in single sex quarters on the mines and in the inner city. The initiative is run by the African Culture, Music and […]
The African Culture, Music and Dance Association (Acumda) is using its access to the hostels of Gauteng to run a joint project with the province’s health department. Although Acumda started out as an organisation to promote traditional music and dance, it has proved an ideal vehicle to communicate key messages about HIV and AIDS to […]
Two leading business figures, Clem Sunter of Anglo American and Peter Doyle of Metropolitan Life, are alarmed at the slow and ill-informed attitude by the business sector towards the presence of HIV/AIDS in our society.
Sundays in hostels around Gauteng are inevitably filled with music and dance as migrant workers relax over the weekend. For staff of the African Culture, Music and Dance Association (Acumda), Sunday is a working day on which they will visit a designated hostel to hold music and dance competitions for the best performance that speaks […]