Comment: Obese SA has to get a move on
There is a simple way to combat chronic lifestyle diseases, and that is to eat properly and exercise.
Comment: Restore medical aids to good health
Private healthcare is meant to support public health, but it must be kept in check.
Comment: Safer, due to unforeskinned circumstances
Voluntary male circumcision has made huge strides in reducing the rate of HIV infections.
Comment: Too much stick, not enough carrot
The state’s proposed certificate of need will not address inequities in rural healthcare.
The helpless have lost a lifeline
GF Jooste Hospital was a beacon of hope. It should have been renovated, not closed.
We should be allies, not enemies, Gwede Mantashe
An open letter to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe
Education is the foundation for young girls’ future
Along with better access to health services and reducing child marriage, education can save many lives.
Why medical aids are so expensive
Greater collaboration and sharing of information between stakeholders will lead to reductions in costs.
Exhausted doctors endanger health
Medical interns are leading the battle to reduce the dangerously overlong working hours that compromise the safety of patients.
Men are also ‘corrective rape’ victims
Many men, thanks to social stigmas, are ashamed to report sexual hate crimes – but they are almost as common as they are against lesbians.
Can we end Aids in Africa?
While much has been done to end Aids in Africa, more work by governments is necessary to move forward, particularly in SA.
NHI: Let’s talk about this revolution
Minister, please sit down with the private health sector before the NHI has us paying more but getting less, writes Dr Chris Archer.
Physician, don’t fool yourself – Motsoaledi replies to NHI criticism
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi describes Dr Chris Archer's criticism of the national health insurance as ignorant at best.
Comment: Rape, murder and indifference
The government must stop paying mere lip service to rooting out gender-based violence.
Comment: Mammograms still the gold standard of breast screening
Breast cancer expert, Justus Apffelstaedt, explains the complexities around the issue of screening for this disease.
Melinda Gates on what’s best for children
Family planning is not a luxury to everyone. Melinda Gates talks about why she has dedicated so much of her time to helping women plan their families.