HEALTH

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Quack claims about oxygen treatment are dangerous

Charlatans exploit patients for financial gain, say doctors

By Natasha Bolognesi - 15 March 2019
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Children are dying in pain because they cannot get the medicines they need

Government has not implemented its palliative care plan

By Michelle Meiring - 11 March 2019
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Community health workers blockade Gauteng Department of Health

Workers have not given up the fight to be made permanent employees

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 6 March 2019
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Picket against bad treatment at Lusikisiki clinic

The TAC held a protest at Xurana clinic which they say is losing patients in “droves”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 1 March 2019
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Gauteng community health care workers reject contracts

R3,500 a month is not enough, says workers’ forum

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 22 February 2019
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Stellenbosch builds world class institute to investigate deadly diseases

R1 billion Biomedical Research Institute will be ready by 2022

By Elsabé Brits - 15 February 2019
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Port Elizabeth clinic closed by crime

Councillor says 24-hour security needed at clinics

By Joseph Chirume - 12 February 2019
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City fails to publish water quality tests for two years

Public cannot assess effects of sewage disposal in sea

By Steve Kretzmann - 11 February 2019
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Stockout of testosterone injections used by transgender people

Pfizer expects to have testosterone injections in the country by the end of month

By Elsabé Brits - 7 February 2019
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How a Zimbabwean hospital treated my dying mother

Shutdown hit hospitals hard

By Nyasha - 30 January 2019
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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