While government officials promised results by May, activists say they’ve had to put pressure on officials for any progress to happen.
Thirteen-year-old Ruan Malan was born a healthy boy in 2006 – or so his parents thought. His mother, Julia, remembers the family’s joy when they took their baby boy home from the hospital after three days; he was just like any normal newborn.
Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.
Nicolyn Mohale (45) was called to a home in a Limpopo village to attend to an emergency in the middle of the night.