HEALTH

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Garden for psychiatric patients struggles to find funding

Lentegeur Market Garden may not make it through the year

By Kristine Liao and Katherine Liu - 21 May 2019
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Drug epidemic overloads state social workers

They make a big difference to people’s lives but the work is tough

By Barbara Maregele - 17 May 2019
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Cape Town paramedics protest against work hours

Union also demands health department takes over salary payments of NGO community workers

By Vincent Lali - 3 May 2019
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Grabouw gets 24-hour health service following protests

Residents express delight but still want a public hospital

By Velani Ludidi - 3 May 2019
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UN report warns of disastrous consequences of antibiotic resistance

This follows an alarming South African study which shows that doctors and nurses are prescribing antibiotics unnecessarily

By Elsabé Brits - 30 April 2019
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Protesters burn Khayelitsha health facility

“The clinic helps us with tests for chronic diseases. Now we will have to travel long distances to other areas to get treatment”

By Vincent Lali - 26 April 2019
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Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnesses

Company says it took reasonable measures and the period for claims has expired

By Ciaran Ryan - 25 April 2019
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Hundreds march in Cape Town for National Health Insurance

Protesters visit ten private health facilities to highlight unequal access to health care

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 April 2019
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Disease haunts Mpumalanga coal town

“The blasting happens every day and you can feel the houses shaking”

By Ciaran Ryan - 11 April 2019
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Austerity is hurting rural health, says report

“Redirecting money from private to public spending is an obvious area to look at as part of urgent reform”

By Kimberly Mutandiro and Kristine Liao - 10 April 2019
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Give HIV home test kits to men who have sex with men, say researchers

But public health expert expresses scepticism

By Elsabé Brits - 8 April 2019
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International tuberculosis commission praises SA government’s increased investment

TB killed 1.6 million people worldwide in 2017

By Elsabé Brits - 1 April 2019
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HIV patient files lie on the floor of disused clinic

Closure of Emmanuel Haven Wellness Center in Motherwell has been poorly done

By Joseph Chirume - 29 March 2019
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Testosterone back in stock after stockout

Solidarity march at UCT to raise awareness about drug shortage

By Ashraf Hendricks - 27 March 2019
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Community healthcare workers demand recognition as public servants

Frontline health workers in Western Cape subjected to “unjustifiable, irresponsible and unfair treatment”, says union

By Vincent Lali - 27 March 2019
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Cape Town healthcare workers fear losing their jobs

Concerns over patient care if community workers’ contracts not renewed

By Vincent Lali - 26 March 2019