More Africans are accessing health care – but states still have work to do

2016-05-25 14:15

People across Africa rank health as the second most important national problem they believe that governments should address. Only unemployment outranks it as an issue among ordinary citizens, and only education outstrips it as a funding priority.

Healthcare probe to enter public hearings phase

2016-01-14 17:30

A retired judge has urged private healthcare players to cooperate with the inquiry into the sector, as the investigation prepares to enter its public hearings phase.

KZN health department digs borehole for hospital

2015-12-15 15:52

Every drop of water counts, the department of health in KwaZulu-Natal has said as it announced it would use boreholes to alleviate water shortages at a hospital in the drought-stricken province.

Durban man blames hospital for not detecting his cancer

2015-11-30 21:14

A Durban man, whose kidney was erroneously discarded by a private hospital, has now been diagnosed with terminal cancer. And he thinks the hospital should have made the diagnosis earlier than it did.

China committed to building 100 health facilities in Africa - Motsoaledi

2015-10-06 21:03

The Chinese government has committed to building 100 health facilities in Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his Chinese counterpart, Li Bin, have announced.

Some elderly Eastern Cape residents have never seen an ambulance - SAHRC

2015-10-01 21:24

The Eastern Cape health department's inability to provide emergency services to rural communities means that elderly people in some communities having never seen an ambulance, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Red Cross Hospital in bid to shorten long wait for ops

2015-09-24 22:05

The long wait for life-changing paediatric procedures is being alleviated as Red Cross Children’s Hospital continues its annual Weekend Waiting List Initiative.

Babies’ hospital deaths should not be seen as normal - doctor

2015-09-04 13:08

The deaths of five babies at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital from a suspected bacterial infection should not be treated as “normal”, a KwaZulu-Natal doctor says.

Dying man turned away from two hospitals - paramedics

2015-07-13 13:19

The KZN Department of Health is probing allegations that a critically injured man was turned away from two government hospitals at the weekend, resulting in his death.

No shortage of ARVs in South Africa

2015-06-08 17:21

The Department of Health has reiterated that, in South Africa, there is no shortage of ARVs – amid panic about drug stock outs.


Wouter Basson loses latest court bid

2016-04-22 14:22

Cardiologist Wouter Basson has lost his legal bid for the recusal of the professional conduct committee members who found him guilty of unethical conduct.

Free State sets up mobile clinics for holidaymakers on the road

2015-12-24 10:47

The Free State health department has set up mobile clinics on the national roads that pass through the province, in a bid to limit accidents during the holiday season.

Mpho Tutu delivers early Christmas treats for moms, premature babies

2015-12-11 20:46

Christmas has come early for the mothers of premature babies at the Tygerberg Children's Hospital after the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu came to visit, bearing gifts and treats.

Free State healthcare system has failed the poor - report

2015-11-10 21:13

The healthcare system in the Free State has failed those who rely on it, according to a report released by the Treatment Action Campaign.

Animals and elderly hit hardest by Jozi heatwave

2015-10-06 21:03

As a heatwave continues to grip most of Gauteng, old age homes are taking extra precautions and the NSPCA has called on animal owners to be vigilant as well.

South Africa's elderly population to double by 2050 - WHO

2015-09-30 21:15

South Africa's elderly population is set to double by 2050, according to a World Health Organisation report.

SA's most valuable healthcare brand

2015-09-23 21:30

The state of healthcare in South Africa is often described as being in the ICU, but one service provider has come out with a spanking clean bill of health.

United effort to improve quality of life in rural SA

2015-08-24 09:17

ATTEMPTS to provide quality healthcare for isolated areas received a major boost when the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service and the Al-Imdaad Foundation joined forces last week.

New cheaper prosthetic hand 'printed' in Bloem

2015-06-17 15:17

A low-cost prosthetic hand, designed in Cape Town and 3D printed in Bloemfontein is pointing the way to a brighter future for amputees.

Noakes' new book 'Raising Superheroes' out soon

2015-06-05 06:30

'Raising Superheroes', the sequel to 'The Real Meal Revolution' will hit the shelves well ahead of the week-long hearing into the conduct of Professor Tim Noakes.

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