Budget on wellness: Bill Gates says Africa should invest in high-quality primary healthcare systems.

How can Africa settle its health bill?

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Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks to the Mail & Guardian about Africa's health challenges.
David Sanders.

NHI a tonic for extreme inequality

Experts say the National Health Insurance scheme could benefit rich and poor, with positive broader outcomes.
The NPA offered to drop charges against community health workers if they admitted guilt

Health workers reject deal to drop ‘night vigil’ charges

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The Free State government had them arrested during a protest against their dismissal, now the workers say they will fight the charges in court.
The HPCSA's five-year long inquiry Wouter Basson's actions during apartheid will finally come to a close on December 18.

Basson to learn his fate next month

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The HPCSA will rule on Wouter Basson's fate on December 18 after a five-year long inquiry into his actions during apartheid.
Research shows that texting and driving could cost you your life.

Survive December on SA’s roads with these four tips

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Make sure that you and your family don't end up as statistics of this festive season.
A drug could save the lives of premature babies

Yay for SA’s child health policies, nay for outcomes

This week holds the opportunity for us to show that we are serious about having a world where no child is born to die.
The activists are demanding

Free State’s Malakoane calls activists’ slogans insulting

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The province's health MEC has condemned the slogans marchers on the department have been chanting, calling them insulting and inappropriate.
The closure comes after a failed bid by the department to buy the 104-year-old McCord and run it as a public hospital.

McCord Hospital board contests Nehawu court interdict to stall closure

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The National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union has claimed that an interim court interdict has been granted, despite others rejecting this.
Governments will have to snuggle up to private healthcare companies to plug the $300-billion gap they need for universal health coverage.

Surgical weight loss a disadvantage in the job market – study

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Women who lose weight after surgery – as opposed to through exercise and diet – are less likely to be employed because of negative perceptions.

Joining the COVID vaccine queue: Why SA’s teens will have to wait for the...

South Africa’s medical regulatory body has authorised Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children 12 and up. But it’s unlikely this age group will be included in the country’s national roll-out soon. Find out why.
The new woman's condom is thinner and softer than the original female condom and its rounded cap makes it easier to insert.

China comes to Africa’s medical aid

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Hopes are high that the new partnership will ensure easy, cheaper access to vaccines and medicine.
Adrian Ephraim decided to go cold turkey

Zaps to the brain curb need to smoke

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A study shows that 44% of heavy smokers kicked the habit after receiving magnetic stimulation.

Cape doc tipped for health post

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Western Cape health director general Craig Househam is widely tipped to take over the running of the National Department of Health.
Cutting edge: A story that brought home the horror of botched circumcisions.

Talks on clear-cut solutions to circumcision initiated

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Doctors and traditional leaders have begun negotiating to allow doctors to assist with circumcisions to reduce initiation-related deaths and injuries.
The government made an offer to the board to buy the hospital and turn McCord into a public hospital.

Nehawu goes to court to stall McCord Hospital closure

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Nehawu will apply for an emergency interdict to stop McCord Hospital's board from closing down the facility.
The high court hearing of aparthied-era biological project head Wouter Basson has been postponed.

Basson case postponed over alleged HPCSA conflict of interest

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Wouter Basson's lawyers have called for the recusal of an HPCSA committee over suspected involvement in a petition to strike him off the medical roll.