HEALTH

High demand for contraceptive pills smuggled in from Zimbabwe

The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities

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9 April 2021

Military health workers denied Covid-19 vaccines

“Endangering [your] own forces is a criminal offence. The surgeon general should resign immediately”

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24 March 2021

Call for Child Support Grant to include poor pregnant women

A study found that many pregnant women in the Cape Metro went hungry following the Covid-19 lockdown

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19 March 2021

This is how South Africa’s vaccination programme works. But is the system able to scale up?

Getting vaccinated “is the best thing you can do for yourself” says Groote Schuur nurse

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17 March 2021

Immigrants must be given health care even if undocumented, health department confirms

A number of immigrants in Makhanda say they were denied health care

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15 March 2021

Eastern Cape’s health workers have been betrayed by Covid-19 corruption

Part two of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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11 March 2021

Over 5,000 Eastern Cape health workers will be without jobs at the end of this month

The provincial health department says it has run out of funds and cannot renew the contracts

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11 March 2021

Right to die: Dying doctor’s testimony to be heard in camera

Lawyers cite patient confidentiality as the reason for barring the media

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5 March 2021

High demand for Covid-19 vaccine among Eastern Cape health workers

After initial reluctance there is now great excitement, as rollout proceeds

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4 March 2021

Right to die: patients would be vulnerable to unscrupulous doctors and relatives, judge hears

Health Professions Council’s lawyer argues that a legal option available to people is to starve themselves to death

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4 March 2021

Dying man cross-examined in euthanasia case

Ministers oppose bid to change the law

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2 March 2021

A dying man makes the case for legalising euthanasia

“My biggest fear is that when my love of life reaches the stage of fearing life, I will not be able to die” says Diethelm Harck

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1 March 2021

Patients turned away as clinics close over health worker protests

Union pleads for government to intervene as “the poor are suffering”

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23 February 2021

Community health workers disrupt clinics in Eastern Cape

They have been demanding to be made permanent for years

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18 February 2021

Activists demand transparency over Covid-19 vaccine roll out

Right2Know pickets outside Gauteng health department

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17 February 2021