HEALTH

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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
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Medical staff demand better security at Motherwell clinic

Strike enters second day

By Joseph Chirume - 3 October 2019
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Groote Schuur unveils new cancer machine that can treat 40 patients a day

The hospital treats 3,000 new oncology patients a year

By Elsabé Brits - 3 October 2019
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Nightmare labour for mother in Limpopo hospital

Health department says incident was “truly unacceptable”

By Thomo Nkgadima - 26 September 2019
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Hope for HIV vaccine being tested in South Africa

While it’s too soon to be confident, a vaccine originally tested in Thailand has shown promising early results

By Elsabé Brits - 20 September 2019
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Fire closes Mitchells Plain hospital

“The quick reaction time of the fire crews resulted in the fire being contained to the theater section of the hospital”

By Velani Ludidi - 13 September 2019
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“Too poor to be treated”: Gugulethu residents demand better healthcare

Residents march to clinics and police station

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 5 September 2019