rural health

Radical transformation begins with fixing how we fund healthcare in remote areas

Once slices of the healthcare funding pie are dished out to provinces, there is little control over how this money is spent to benefit the rural poor.


New graduates, rural areas likely to pay the price for austerity measures

Joan van Dyk

Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.


'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives

Ina Skosana

Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.


Fed-up NHI doctors say they are nothing more than glorified nurses

Mia Malan

GPs working in the National Health Insurance’s biggest pilot site say they won't stay because of drug stock-outs, staff shortages and long queues


Hundreds of medical graduates may be unemployed amid budget cuts

Zahid Badroodien

More than 200 newly qualified doctors may be left with worthless degrees if provinces can't raise funds for internship positions