Medical students have called for not only fees to fall but the creation of a campus clinic that would provide them access to mental health services

UCT medical academics back students’ call for #FeesMustFall

Free, decolonised education is key to producing health workers conscious of social justice.

South Africa has thousands of potential COVID-19 quarantine hotels. But they’re empty.

Gauteng — the province with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases — is also one of the two provinces with the lowest uptake of quarantine facilities.

Seizures of illicit chloroquine skyrocket during COVID-19 outbreak — Interpol

With substandard medicines already in wide circulation, fears are growing that coronavirus could create a lethal ‘parallel crisis’. When Joana Opoku-Darko’s daughter Anna was 18...
A convenient truth: The promise of presents from Santa may make for better-behaved children.

Should you be keeping Santa’s secret from the kids?

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Warning, this article contains sensitive details about Father Christmas. Kids, look away.
Trumped: The US takes its controversial stances over abortion to the United Nations. (Shealah Craighead)

SA US face-off over the world’s first declaration on universal healthcare

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The US takes its controversial stances over abortion to the United Nations (Photo: Shealah Craighead)
South Africa’s healthcare system could collapse if the government does not intervene.

Medical aid board says SA has no choice but to back NHI

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The industry body says the dwindling number of medical aid members means the government must act.

Cash for COVID: Why this controversial trial is asking people to voluntarily get infected

People who participate in a challenge trial volunteer to get sick in order to help scientists learn more about a disease. These studies have been used for diseases like cholera and malaria — and now for COVID-19.
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From Central Park to Nasrec, the COVID-19 field hospitals of today are shaping the...

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South Africa is scrambling to set up field hospitals in places such as the Nasrec Expo and Durban International Convention centres as the country...
Washable pads could be a simple solution to maintain women's dignity - and keep them in the classroom

#AIDS2016: Protesters disrupt conference demanding free condoms in schools

Over a dozen young people have backed a declaration delivered to the health minister calling for free condoms and sanitary pads in school

Fanon, Freire, Thiong’o: Your global health summer reading list

It’s official, summer is here and December is just around the corner — a time to kick back, relax, see family and maybe even...
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South Africa could see 40 000 COVID-19 deaths by November

South Africa won’t have enough hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients as symptomatic cases of COVID-19 could surpass a million by July, reveal official...
Lesotho netcare hospital

Why one hospital takes up almost 30% of this country’s entire health budget

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Today, the country’s only specialist hospital run as part of a public-private partnership takes up almost a third of the nation’s health budget. Netcare...

Who will pay the price for the latest national laboratory strike?

The second industrial action in as many years is likely to stretch into its second week.
Villagers from the village of Ndoromo are seen walking on the edge of the Bire Kpatous game reserve, where efforts are afoot to encourage tourism. (Sam Mednick)

South Sudan turns to tourism in bid to draw line under past unrest

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Travel firms adopt wait-and-see approach as government seeks to entice visitors with safaris, Nile rafting and climbing trips. When Carsten Lillelund Pedersen visited South Sudan in November...
The panel found UNAids secretariat staff frequently spoke of the patriarchal style of leadership  and the perception that senior management staff formed a ‘boys club.’

‘Boys club’ culture at UNAids allowed for sexual harassment and bullying – report

The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.

New deal slashes price of drug to prevent TB by almost 70% ahead of...

Health department says new shorter treatment to prevent killer disease will be available from next year. It could cost less than R230 to prevent the...