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Revealed: the corruption behind Gauteng Health crisis

June 22, 2018
News   Public Health & Health Systems  

Explosive details of a Special Investigation Unit report on massive corruption within the Gauteng Health Department that was quietly shelved have been revealed civil society organisations keen to expose rot amounting to about R1,2-billion.

Meet Bernadette Maguire – Health-e’s new TV producer

March 6, 2018
News   Public Health & Health Systems  

Meet Bernadette Maguire, Health-e News’s newly appointed TV producer, digital content strategist, creative and dreamer. She is ready to make great TV and her first documentary will be broadcast tonight.

VIDEO: A balanced diet in an unequal society

Many South Africans don’t earn enough to afford healthy foods and end up with ‘lifestyle’ diseases like diabetes. Noma-Afrika is a domestic worker whose story illustrates that inequality permeates our diets too.

The inequality gap and its impact on health

February 27, 2017

Social injustice is the biggest threat to global health and a radical change in society is needed if we really want people to live long, healthy lives.

SMS service helps nurses help mothers

The NurseConnect text message service can help health workers take better care of mothers.

One woman’s drive to encourage home grown vegetables to save money and stay healthy

August 9, 2016
Health Management   OurHealth  

As South Africa marks Women’s Day today, one woman in Vhembe, Limpopo is making a positive difference to community by promoting the benefits of home vegetable gardens.

Study offers new protection to teenagers.

July 20, 2016
AIDS 2016   HIV Prevention  

South Africa has the highest HIV infections rate among adolescent new adolescent girls and a new study by the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre is currently testing antiretrovirals to a group of adolescents in a bid to keep them HIV free