The “Test Me, Treat Me” DR-TB Manifesto grew out of the frustration of patients and medical care providers alike. DR-TB is fatal without treatment, lasts about two years and can have devastating side effects. Only about 50% of patients are successfully cured.
In the current Covid-19 pandemic, the power to produce a vaccine from its earliest stages still defines which countries have a vaccine and which nations will recover sooner.
Even before the world has found a COVID-19 vaccine, rich countries have staked their claim to the first doses. Here is what history can teach us about the quest for a fair shot at what remains.
In South Africa, two outbreaks are colliding and one thing may shape the future of both.
Sudáfrica, el país con más presencia del virus, iniciará un nuevo tratamiento en septiembre. ¿Qué consecuencias tiene esto para los pacientes y, especialmente, para las mujeres?
On 22 July 2019, the World Health Organisation approved the use of the new antiretroviral dolutegravir for use among young women.
More than 20 years after South Africa’s landmark 1996 Act, we know that safe abortion saves lives but we’re still not talking about safe, legal terminations, whether at the dinner table or in the tabloids.
At least 141 mental health patients. As officials take the stand as part of arbitration hearings, a disturbing thread runs through their testimonies.
A maximum security jail in Cape Town is one of nine seeing positive results from a mindfulness programme, reports Bhekisisa
Facing a R9-billion shortfall just to meet salary demands, provincial health departments are freezing posts. Whether doing so openly in memos or hiding it between the lines of spiralling bureaucracy, these staff freezes are one of the most significant threat to healthcare