HEALTH

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Mortuary workers return to work after arrests

“We are declaring a big war with the Department of Health,” says union

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 December 2018
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“Tell us how you get high”

World’s largest drug survey wants to hear from drug users across the planet

By Elsabé Brits - 11 December 2018
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Strikers barricade mortuary

Workers’ issues remain unresolved at Fort Napier Medico Legal Mortuary in Pietermaritzburg

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 December 2018
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People robbed of ARVs because of whoonga myth

No ingredients in ARVs help people get high

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 7 December 2018
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Children with HIV not prioritised by pharmaceutical industry

HIV positive babies and children are receiving suboptimal treatment putting them at risk for resistance and treatment failure according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

By Elsabé Brits - 3 December 2018
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Child rape survivors left without counselling

Mental health care a “lottery” for survivors of sexual violence

By Elsabé Brits - 28 November 2018
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Kwathema residents protest for cleaner air

Residents say fertiliser manufacturing plant is harming their health

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 26 November 2018
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Only one in four children lives with both parents

Child Gauge report says 65% of children live in poverty

By Elsabé Brits - 21 November 2018
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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