Health

People queue all night to get their chronic medication

A second clinic is desperately needed in Motherwell, says community leader

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News | 17 August 2022

Pretoria patients fed up that new clinic hasn’t opened

No explanation of delays from province or municipality

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Brief | 12 August 2022

Paramedics in bid to stop attacks on ambulances

Emergency workers hope child feeding scheme will build better relations

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News | 26 July 2022

We’re not alone: Cape Mental Health members share their experiences

“People need to know that things like this can happen to anybody”

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News | 25 July 2022

Dilapidated Limpopo hospital has to send its laundry 30km away to be washed

New hospital to be built by 2026 says the national health department

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Brief | 13 July 2022

For Unakho Kewana, loadshedding is life-threatening

East London 18-year-old can’t breathe properly without her oxygen device

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Brief | 6 July 2022

Are South Africa’s pesticide rules outdated?

Farm workers and consumers should be worried, says public health expert. But industry body says food security depends on the pesticides in use.

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News | 4 July 2022

Court action to stop immigrants being denied life-saving healthcare

Two-year-old Zimbabwean boy died after state hospital denied him treatment because his mother had no birth certificate

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Law | 30 June 2022

Over 500 Eastern Cape health workers down tools

Nurses want rural allowance. Patients at six hospitals and clinics in the Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality wait for hours.

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News | 28 June 2022

Fort Beaufort Provincial Hospital is a health hazard

Eastern Cape Department of Labour issues an Occupational Health and Safety probation notice

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News | 24 June 2022

Officials warn of “collapse” of health service but court says they are to blame

Eastern Cape judges refer damning ruling to NPA to consider prosecution

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Law | 22 June 2022

No ambulances for two months in Eastern Cape districts

Vehicles in any case not adequately equipped says civic organisation

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News | 21 June 2022

Rural Eastern Cape nurses demand special allowance

Health department agrees to meet nursing unions next week over allegations of unpaid allowances

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Brief | 17 June 2022

Scientists sound alarm on badly run medical studies

More than half of clinical trials analysed showed a high risk of bias. It was especially bad for drug and alcohol studies.

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Science | 13 June 2022

“I’m broken inside,” says Springs sex worker after botched illegal abortion

SWEAT wants government to make it easier for sex workers to access adequate healthcare free from stigma

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News | 27 May 2022