HEALTH

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Relief on the way for Western Cape’s overstressed post-mortem facilities

New R281-million Forensic Pathology Facility in Observatory has double capacity of Salt River

By Candy Chan - 18 July 2019
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Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

By Elsabé Brits - 11 July 2019
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South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance

Local man develops resistance to new TB medicine despite good adherence

By Elsabé Brits - 10 July 2019
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Clinic struggles with new workload in aftermath of fire

Long, frustrating queues and staff under pressure at Nomzamo, Strand, after Ikhwezi clinic burnt out

By Velani Ludidi - 4 July 2019
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Emergency workers sit around all day because there are no ambulances

KZN’s broken ambulances: no help for people in emergencies and EMS personnel put in danger

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 July 2019
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Child-headed household faces bleak future

Siyanda Nyovane is head of his household and lives in a shack. The 19-year-old has kept himself and his younger brother in school for years

By Ella Ndongeni - 2 July 2019
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Pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals found in fish caught off Cape Town’s coast

City’s waste is ending up in its fish

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 June 2019
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About 400 newly qualified nurses without jobs in Limpopo

Department of Health says there is no money to hire additional staff

By Bernard Chiguvare - 24 June 2019
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Western Cape seniors taste benefits of Ikamva Labantu clubs

Confidence returns as elderly enjoy activities, company and affirmation

By Tariro Washinyira - 14 June 2019
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Health workers sit in at PE clinic following attack on nurse

Health department says it cannot deploy security guards into a room where confidential consultations take place

By Joseph Chirume - 13 June 2019
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AIDS drug shortage in Limpopo, says TAC

Global shortage of essential antiretroviral lamivudine, reports Department of Health

By Bernard Chiguvare and GroundUp Staff - 12 June 2019
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KZN district is beating the HIV epidemic

Eshowe has reached UN targets a year ahead of schedule

By Kristine Liao - 12 June 2019
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Fire guts largest City of Cape Town clinic - arson suspected

City offers R50,000 reward

By Velani Ludidi - 1 June 2019
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Protesters arrested after shutting down Pietermaritzburg clinic

They claim they were promised jobs at the facility

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 May 2019
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Hospital reports foreign residents to Home Affairs

Health department says it’s the law, but human rights lawyer disputes this

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 May 2019
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Nurses in village clinic buy medical essentials with their own money

Health workers have to draw blood without gloves

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 27 May 2019