HEALTH

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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
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Inquiry hears why violence broke out at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

Department says it has no money to pay workers’ performance bonuses

By Zoë Postman - 15 June 2018
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Goedgedacht: a South African success story

Social development is a marathon, not a sprint, says Goedgedacht Trust founder

By Aidan Jones - 12 June 2018
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Activists launch cell phone campaign for better health system

900 people sign up in two days

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 June 2018
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People’s Health Movement withdraws from NEHAWU

Anger at failure of union to “distance itself” from hospital protests that endangered patient lives

By Eryn Scannell - 1 June 2018

Mayhem at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital as workers demand performance bonuses

Hospital staff were intimidated and patients had to be locked inside for their safety

By Zoë Postman and GroundUp Staff - 31 May 2018
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Nurses call for Health MEC to be axed

KZN nurses say they are chronically short-staffed and underpaid

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 24 May 2018
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“We had no thermometer in the whole clinic”

Nurses at East London clinic say they are battling

By Chris Gilili - 23 May 2018
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How do we prevent South Africans from getting sick with TB?

Part three of a three-part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 May 2018
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Call to dissolve KZN Premier’s health intervention team

Employees say conditions at head office have become unbearable

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 8 May 2018

Zimbabwe’s nurses complain of poor working conditions

Union says government needs to go back to the drawing board

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 May 2018
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Cape Flats residents criticise poor service at clinics

Long waiting times, rude nursing staff, and patient folders go missing, say residents

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 3 May 2018