HEALTH

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Emergency health workers demand overtime pay

Eastern Cape health department warns strike is illegal

By Joseph Chirume - 6 November 2018
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What HHP has taught us about mental health in the black community

Depression has for a long time been referred to as a “white disease” even though close to one in six South Africans suffer from depression or anxiety

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 5 November 2018
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NEHAWU threatens to “close” Eastern Cape

Union says provincial health department is dysfunctional

By Chris Gilili - 25 October 2018
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Eastern Cape villagers must wait two months or walk miles to clinics

With only three mobile clinics to serve 93 places in Intsika Yethu, weekly visits are not possible

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 19 October 2018
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Stutterheim protesters burn municipal offices and clinic over lack of jobs

“Unfortunately the clinic mistakenly burnt down but it was never the plan”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2018
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Tension in Hillbrow after residents attack drug dealers

Drug dealers and users have moved one block further away from where they were

By Ian Broughton - 15 October 2018
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Workers threaten shut down of KZN public health services

Department given 14 days to respond to grievances

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 October 2018
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Community health workers demand higher wages

Workers have accused the provincial health department of not upholding a 2017 agreement to standardise stipends

By Vincent Lali - 5 October 2018
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Activists call for improved access to safe abortions

“We have a right as women to choose what we do with our bodies without being questioned”

By Zoë Postman - 29 September 2018
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New tuberculosis vaccine raises hopes

But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist

By Kim Reynolds - 28 September 2018

Nine-year-old circumcised at school by “mistake”

Doctor and health team suspended

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 September 2018

Community healthcare workers demand full-time employment

“We do all the dirty jobs in clinics yet we are not being recognised”

By Joseph Chirume - 13 September 2018
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Ignorance about people with HIV still exists in 2018

“It was like I was dirty … I had no choice but to leave home”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 September 2018
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Authorities respond after residents shut down clinic

Port Elizabeth clinic is plagued by crime

By Joseph Chirume - 24 August 2018
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Paramedics seen as soft targets by criminals on the Cape Flats

City has 16 “red zones” where ambulances need police escorts

By Ashraf Hendricks - 15 August 2018
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TAC and Corruption Watch want ANC to take action against former Gauteng health officials

Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa left health department in “shambles” say civil society organisations

By Zoë Postman - 7 August 2018