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Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018

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.

Skilled nurses strengthen HIV fight

September 14, 2018

The Limpopo Department of Health says nurses who complete a specialist programme are an important weapon in the fight against HIV/Aids.

Nurses stop working after hours over safety concerns

July 13, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Nurses at Mutale Health Centre in Tshilamba, outside Thohoyandou, have stopped working after hours, saying they do not feel safe at night inside dilapidated and damaged buildings.

R14.4 billion for Eastern Cape health

May 10, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Embattled hospitals across the Eastern Cape – where health services have been shoddy and people reliant on state healthcare have been driven to protest action – will be receiving a welcome boost in resources.

Limpopo woman gives birth on the street

May 3, 2017
News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

A pregnant woman, who was sent home after arriving at her local clinic with severe abdominal pains, gave birth to a healthy baby girl in the street a short while later.

Nurses need debriefing & counselling – Denosa

April 20, 2017

NORTHERN CAPE – Nurses in the public health sector, faced with extreme situations beyond their control every day, are in need of counselling and debriefing sessions that are no longer provided for them.

Hospital strike spreads in Free State

September 19, 2016
News   Public Health & Health Systems  

A week after workers at the Monapo Hospital in Phuthaditjhaba, in Qwa Qwa in the Free State began their strike, healthworkers at other hospitals are joining the action – in a crisis that is set to bring the healthcare sector in the province to its knees.