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The world needs midwives, now more than ever
May 5 is International Midwife Day: a day to acknowledge the vital impact midwives have on maternal health in South Africa.
ARVs alone won’t save HIV infected mothers
Access to ARVs is improving, but poor attitudes to patients are aggravating maternal mortality rates.
Promoting good health makes cents
The establishment of a health promotion body in SA would save lives — and billions of rands.
Expanding contraceptive options for SA’s women
The long-acting implant contraceptive Jadelle is being made available at 50% of its original price to women in developing countries.
Economic policy: The poor still lose
Allocations for healthcare are set from an inequitable base that predates 1994. This means that rural areas continue to be inadequately provided for in the government's budget.
M&G Health Journalism Centre
Bhekisisa aims to improve health reporting not only at the M&G but also at media houses across the continent.
Birth, a measure of progress
Reducing maternal and newborn mortality has to be a priority if Africa is to reach its potential.
Rural hospitals in terminal crisis
Accessing healthcare in this rural town has never been easy. Shortages of staff as well as medical equipment makes it difficult for this hospital to function.