Did Trump just hijack the world’s first UN declaration on universal healthcare?

On Monday, world leaders will sign a UN declaration that could have committed the world to provide decent healthcare for all. But instead, activists say, some of the world's biggest health issues sparkle in their absence. Find out what it means for South Africa’s National Health Insurance in the latest in our new series, Compass: Charting a course to the NHI.
The doctor that once defended Mbeki

Read: South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill

The country's NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament today. You can find it here.
Two doses of PrEP before sex and one tablet every day for 48 hours works just as well as everyday use in gay men and other men who have sex with men.

Men, the HIV prevention pill just got easier. Get the ‘2-1-1’ on what to...

Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.
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.
Nurse Pushing Wheelchair

At least half of Gauteng’s hospitals are without their top managers

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Two CEOs are still under investigations months after a spate of infant deaths and a high-level probe by the Office of the Premier into...

Four ways the Competition Commission’s latest investigation will change the National Health Insurance

What does a nearly 300-page technical report mean for the move to the new health financing model — and your pocket? Find out in the latest in our series, Compass: Charting a course to the National Health Insurance.
(Albert Gonzalez Farran

Angola’s yellow fever outbreak: Vaccines desperately needed

Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.
Julius Malema's recent weight loss should be praised and not ridiculed.

The Mail & Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive

Tweets shouldn't fuel HIV-related stigma. The Mail and Guardian's tweets did. Here's why.
Kala azar is a neglected tropical disease endemic to South Sudan.

A jab controls sandfly bite killer fever, but not in South Sudan

Early diagnosis, a simple test, vector curbs and a new medicine is effective in many areas, but South Sudan can't rely on this treatment.
Pneumonia kills more than 1.3-million children a year. But with this vaccine two out of every three children under five are immunised against pneumonia.

Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot

Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.
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The thriller that caused hundreds of organ donations

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Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.
The LAM urine test allows doctors to diagnose a seriously ill HIV patient with tuberculosis in just 25 minutes. No special laboratories or technicians are required to administer the test

Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases

There are fears that, because the LAM measure is easily administered, it could be used when conditions call for more detailed analysis.
“[The female officer]  was going to teach all the 'prostitutes' a lesson. The male police officers grabbed those ladies so the lady could force the [used] condoms into each lady’s mouth

One in three sex workers surveyed report being sexually abused by police

Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks.
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

The US takes its controversial stances over abortion to the United Nations (Photo: Shealah Craighead)

Of anti-corruption forums and commissions: Is a new Rx for better healthcare on its...

The three C’s: Collusion, competition and corruption. There’ll be a renewed push to safeguard your money when it comes to healthcare, but will it...
Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu still sits on the provincial executive committee.

Hlongwa, Mahlangu remain on high-level ANC body despite ban on public office

Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor.