HEALTH

Controversy over Jooste Hospital closure

The Western Cape Department of Health intends to demolish GF Jooste Hospital and spend R550 million reconstructing it. This means the hospital will close. The South African Medical Association (SAMA) and health activists are worried that the closure will affect patients badly.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 June 2012

Court case highlights TB in prisons

A man who contracted tuberculosis (TB) while in prison is in a long-running court battle with the Department of Correctional Services.

GroundUp Staff - 20 June 2012

Medicine and vaccine shortages across country

There have been many media reports of shortages of medicines to treat AIDS over the last few weeks. But the medicine shortages go beyond antiretrovirals and there are even shortages of vaccines.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 20 June 2012

HIV activists run Comrades Marathon

A group of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) ran the Comrades Marathon on Sunday 4 June.

Veronica Washaya and Janine Fortuin - 12 June 2012

Training for health workers about sex workers

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre ran a workshop on sex workers for health-care workers on Wednesday at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Nokubonga Yawa - 7 June 2012

Why Jim Kim’s Critics are Wrong

Lant Pritchett—a Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School—has been leading a campaign against the election of Jim Kim to the World Bank presidency. While he isn’t the only critic of Dr. Kim’s nomination, he is among the most vocal, prominent and well known. Though his views are his own, many of them have been amplified and echoed by other leading development economists like William Easterly at New York University and several people associated with the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC.

Gregg Gonsalves - 18 April 2012

Cape Town’s informal rubbish dumps

The rubbish stacked against the wall of Gugulethu's NY132 stadium has grown to the point that residents are unable to walk on the pavement.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 April 2012