HEALTH

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
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Openness of Bongani Mayosi’s family shows great courage

Depression is an illness, not a shame

By GroundUp Editors - 30 July 2018
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Family of ten live with TB in one shack

“All I need is a healthy place where I can live with my children”

By Chris Gilili - 25 July 2018
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TAC occupies hospital to protest poor conditions

Khayelitsha District Hospital CEO says improvements have been made

By Phathiswa Shushwana - 19 July 2018
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KZN nurses call for health MEC to step down

“We are short staffed and overworked. This is the third march this year.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 July 2018
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Playground for rats at Redhill informal settlement

Municipality dispatches rodent control team

By Nokulunga Majola - 13 July 2018
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Mobile clinic stays away in bad weather, say residents

Eastern Cape government says no new clinics will be built in 2018

By Chris Gilili - 11 July 2018
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Health workers say they are undervalued and poorly equipped

The South African Human Rights Commission hosted a dialogue on the impact of strikes by health workers

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 6 July 2018
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Health workers strike for safer working conditions

Protestors demanded panic buttons, regular police patrol and guns for security guards

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 2 July 2018
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Hundreds attend free medical screening in Duncan Village

The screening was organised by the Kings Palace Chapel International (KPCI) church

By Chris Gilili - 2 July 2018
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HIV treatment programme doing well but long way to go

About 60% of South Africans with HIV have started antiretrovirals

By Ashleigh Furlong - 26 June 2018