HEALTH

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No pay, no work: Eastern Cape ambulance drivers down keys

They say back-pay owed to them was promised by 6 January

By Joseph Chirume - 10 January 2020
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Clinic closes to most patients after burglary

Kuyasa clinic usually treats about 400 patients per day

By Vincent Lali - 10 January 2020
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“Townships should not be a dumping site for unhealthy food”

People’s Health Movement urges government to do more to curb malnutrition and obesity in townships

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 December 2019
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Some clinics reopen after closing for three days during security strike

Strike by Phiko Security guards in Motherwell is not over

By Joseph Chirume - 21 November 2019
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Asylum seeker appeals hospital decision to stop dialysis

Alem Bazabe Ereselo was deemed ineligible for a kidney transplant because of her refugee status

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 19 November 2019
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Man dies in agony after ambulance takes ten hours to arrive

Partner of deceased says operator told her to “learn to wait”

By Zakithi Dlamini - 15 November 2019
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Clinic in Uitenhage shut down by protesters

Anger over staff being unable to locate patients’ medical files

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 November 2019
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Unemployed nurses demand vacant hospital posts be filled

Over 200 nurses marched to the KZN Department of Health in Pietermaritzburg

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 November 2019
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75-year-old SHAWCO to cut back activity after funding cuts

But medical projects will continue

By Drew Wayland - 11 November 2019
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Ethiopian woman fights for dialysis

Fundraising campaign started to help her get treatment in the private sector

By Zoë Postman - 5 November 2019
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People with albinism march for skin cancer awareness

Sunscreens are available at state hospitals for people with albinism

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 4 November 2019
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Study shows targeted interventions can reduce gender violence

Results from a programme run in urban informal settlements in eThekwini look promising

By Elsabé Brits - 30 October 2019
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Pharmacists asked to pledge support for NHI

South African Pharmacy Council sent unorthodox message

By Drew Wayland - 16 October 2019
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MEC promises better security for ambulance drivers

Emergency workers return to PE townships

By Joseph Chirume - 10 October 2019
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PE nurses strike escalates

Health workers are worried about their safety after a spate of assaults

By Joseph Chirume - 8 October 2019
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Don’t rob us, plead ambulance drivers

Emergency services workers protest in PE townships

By Joseph Chirume - 7 October 2019