The South African Health News Service
Subscribe
Find a Clinic
Medicine Price Registry
Return to Content

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.

More than plaster to fix rural healthcare

April 23, 2019
Features  

As the seasons change and summer becomes a more distant memory, May elections creep closer and closer for the country. Campaign posters line the roadways and fight for space on telephone poles of every city and village.

Water crises sweep country

March 26, 2019
Features  

Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious. After two decades of little or no maintenance of municipal sewerage plants, corruption and indifference, South Africans are vulnerable to medieval, water-borne diseases and something even more serious: thirst.

Are workless doctors being ‘picky’?

January 21, 2019
News  

After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Health-e News’ Amy Green investigates whether these health professionals are being ‘picky’ and what possible solutions there are to this senseless situation.

Privacy at last for EC clinic patients

August 29, 2018
OurHealth  

Mbizana, Eastern Cape – For 40 years patients at the Khanyayo Clinic have been treated in the same consulting room with little privacy – but thanks to a public-private partnership the clinic has received two extra consulting rooms.

Winter blues for poor families

July 16, 2018
OurHealth  

EASTERN CAPE – As winter takes hold and doctors and nurses urge people to stay warm in their homes, difficulties mount for poor people who live in poverty and homelessness.

Patients forced to sleep on the floor

EASTERN CAPE – Patients from rural Mbizana, who rely on state transport to get them to Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Umthatha for specialist treatment, have to sleep on the floor while they wait for an ambulance.