Winning missive on health centre’s role

We have a winner from last week's letter competition.

Impoverished patients benefit from rejected drug patent

After a seven-year battle, India's government has successfully defended its right to reject drug patents if a medicine doesn't deserve one.

State consolidates HIV treatment

New medicine combines ARVs into one pill, making them easier to supply.

Why has Gauteng run out of ARVs?

Patients go without key drugs as the province and suppliers trade blame for antiretroviral shortages.

Bhekisisa: Help us choose a winner

One of our reader letters will win a one-year digital subscription to the Mail & Guardian. Help us decide who deserves it.

Funding crisis looms large

HIV counsellors play a vital role in Lesotho's health system, but the money is running out.

Health matters: Let’s bhekisisa it

The <em>M&G's</em> new health journalism centre is ready to make its mark, scrutinise and inform.

[From our archives] ‘Smart drugs’ rife at universities

Students are abusing schedule six pills ahead of exams – with the help of their doctors.

Opinion: TB cannot be kept behind bars

World TB Day is on March 24: We look at plans to curb the disease's spread – in prisons and beyond.

Opinion: SA should use Brics membership to strengthen research

South Africa has a lot to learn about efficient and effective ways to approach health research and policy, suggests John Ouma-Mugabe.