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Get to know Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku

May 30, 2019
News  

The new provincial head of health’s first assignment is to improve services for patients and tackle the frustrations of health workers.

#SAElections2019: Should Motsoaledi stay?

May 6, 2019
News  

Passionate and principled, the Health Minister has led massive victories over HIV during the past decade. But as South Africa attempts to introduce complex changes to our health system, is it time for an operations person rather than a firefighter?

#Elections2019: Parties pledge universal health, but lack detail

April 8, 2019
News  

How ‘universal’ is the universal health coverage envisaged by the National Health Insurance scheme? The draft law contains xenophobic rhetoric, but the country’s main political parties offer very few alternatives in the manifestos.

Havoc for foreigners after DoH ‘mistake’

March 5, 2019
News  

The National Department of Health (NDoH) has distanced itself from an unconstitutional directive it issued to provincial heads of department nearly two months ago instructing that all non-South African citizens pay in full for all health services.

Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

February 18, 2019
News  

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

SA’s HIV score: ‘A’ for meds, ‘F’ for condoms

January 31, 2019
News  

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

Sick building, sick health department

December 13, 2018
News  

For the past eight months, the national Department of Health has been unable address poor conditions at its head office, Civitas, in part because of a breakdown in relations between the Minister and the Director General.