HEALTH

“Never forget how they died”- Life Esidimeni online memorial launched

Website will allow people to lay complaints and report service issues

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21 May 2021

Africa has a higher death rate among critically ill Covid-19 patients than anywhere else

The death rate was 48% compared to the global average of 32%

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21 May 2021

Eastern Cape villagers have to cross a river to reach their nearest clinic

Provincial health department says National Health Insurance programme will help rural residents to access health care

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20 May 2021

Vaccine scheduling glitch makes some over-70-year-olds very happy

Sandton centre briefly opens for walk-in vaccinations, back to normal scheduled appointments from Thursday

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19 May 2021

Government working to fix “teething issues” at vaccine sites

Western Cape given 33,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to kick start phase 2 this week

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19 May 2021

A quarter of Worcester’s children are stunted

Mothers who completed high school are much less likely to have stunted children

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19 May 2021

Strike at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University enters second week

NEHAWU is demanding a 6% pay increase; management initially offered 3.5%

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17 May 2021

New Pretoria clinic is a case study in why many township projects fail

The site is a dump after contractors became fed up and left

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14 May 2021

Black donors needed to help save lives

Finding a matching bone marrow donor is very difficult and only 30% of registered donors in South Africa are people of colour. Here’s why that matters

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5 May 2021

Community health workers confront Mkhize with memorandum of demands

“What can we do with a R3,500 stipend? We have to send our kids to school and pay rent”

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20 April 2021

Vaccine rollout needs to restart immediately

Continuing the “pause” will cost lives

GroundUp and Spotlight Editors

16 April 2021

Funders of African health research are excluding Africans, say scientists

African scientists call on funders to “decolonise global health”

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15 April 2021

Workers at Dora Nginza Hospital downed tools over bonuses

Union says massive strike is looming over performance management

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13 April 2021

High demand for contraceptive pills smuggled in from Zimbabwe

The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities

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9 April 2021