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Historic UN TB declaration ‘falls short’ say activists

September 27, 2018
News  

Civil society groups have criticised the United Nations declaration on tuberculosis (TB) ratified yesterday (26 Sept) saying it ‘falls short’ on critical issues in the fight against the world’s top infectious killer.

‘You can’t fight TB if you don’t show up’

September 26, 2018
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Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa account for half of the world’s tuberculosis cases, but only South Africa’s president will attend today’s (September 26th) first United Nations high-level meeting on TB.

Hope for strong world declaration on deadly TB

August 23, 2018
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Last week the World Health Organsiation (WHO) changed its treatment recommendations for the deadliest form of TB, drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), following South Africa’s bold decision.

Komape case heads to the Supreme Court

June 6, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Judge Gerrit Muller of the Polokwane High Court on Tuesday dismissed the Komape family leave to appeal against his decision to grant them no compensation for the emotional trauma and shock they have experienced.

How to stop strikes from killing patients

May 21, 2018
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Patients have died as a result of the recent strike in North West. Doctors and nurses were also chased out of operating theatres and wards by strikers. How can patients and health workers be protected from becoming victims of a fight that is aimed an employer?

Lancet editor calls for suspension of UNAIDS head

May 10, 2018
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The editor-in-chief of the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has joined calls for UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé to be suspended after his controversial handling of sexual assault accusations.

Op-ed: What you didn’t see at the Esidimeni arbitration

March 20, 2018
News  

The decision of Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke in the Life Esidimeni arbitration is an important landmark following more than two years of resistance, negotiation, confrontation, heart break and horror, writes Section27 attorney.