Doctors give NHI a qualified thumbs up

GPs with their own practices are interested in working for the NHI scheme – with caveats.

NHI pioneers new payment system

In the first of a two-part series about the NHI, Mia Malan reports on state plans to change the rigid reimbursement formula for private doctors.

Comment: Ignorant reporting can be lethal

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As the fallout regarding misinformation about vaccines and antiretrovirals shows, words can kill.

ARVs alone won’t save HIV infected mothers

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Access to ARVs is improving, but poor attitudes to patients are aggravating maternal mortality rates.

Comment: Take care over the next hill

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What, if anything, does the private healthcare sector have to offer the rural poor?

Bhekisisa: Our health journalism centre is here

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The Mail & Guardian has launched its health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. You can find all the details here.

Winning missive on health centre’s role

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

Mother’s vow to ‘save one more teen’

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Suicides among teenagers are on the rise, but parents can be taught to spot the warning signs.

Bhekisisa: Help us choose a winner

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

Why has Gauteng run out of ARVs?

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