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
For many people in South Africa, the word "hospice" was once synonymous with AIDS. Now, that's changing.
South Africa's rural Eastern Cape province has just one month to produce a plan to save its faltering health system following the high profile death of a newborn baby.
In South Africa's rural Eastern Cape province, one doctor's 14-hour fight to save a dying toddler has sparked a national campaign to fix a healthcare system that many say was broken long ago.
ca currently grants almost every patent application it receives as it doesn’t have a patent review system. Easy patents for pharmaceutical companies mean South African patients pay up to eight times the price for some medicines as those in India or Brazil.
At least one Gauteng public hospital has denied HIV treatment to some patients following a newly circulated provincial policy, activists say.
Babies on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment may be able to take breaks from ARVs without compromising their health, sparing them from toxic side effects and drug resistance. This is according to a study by the universities of Stellenbosch and the Witwatersrand, published in today’s edition of the medical journal, The Lancet.
South Africa has one of the most lax patent review systems in the world and patients are paying the price. Could a new draft law change that?
International medicines financing mechanism UNITAID will invest more than US$140 million to evaluate point-of-care HIV diagnostic and monitoring technology in seven African countries.