Long lives aren’t necessarily happy ones in Africa, particularly for women

2016-10-12 15:01

It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania's rural areas and villages. Legislation exists to protect this group, but it's not being translated into reality, writes Simon Ngalomba.

Too many mentally ill patients dying – Makhura

2016-09-16 16:23

Every year between May and August a large number of mentally ill patients die at government facilities in Gauteng, Premier David Makhura has told journalists.

Pharma workers launch pay strike, Adcock says not hit

2016-07-29 11:27

Pharmaceutical workers launched an indefinite wage strike, likely affecting production and distribution depots, but Adcock Ingram has not been affected.

Stop abusing patients, MEC urges nurses

2016-07-10 09:22

In a bid to prevent nurses from assaulting patients who visit rural clinics in Mpumalanga, health MEC Gillion Mashego has instructed all nurses in the province to wear names tags.

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.


'Life or death situation' for Joost - lawyer

2016-09-23 18:16

Former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen has been granted an urgent order allowing him access to money in his former attorney’s trust account, despite appeals by the Attorneys Fidelity Fund.

ANC slams 'outrageous' deaths of 36 psychiatric patients

2016-09-15 18:04

The ANC has expressed shock at the deaths of 36 psychiatric patients in Gauteng and called on Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to intervene.

How countries are achieving Universal Health Care

2016-07-11 19:46

Countries are finding new ways to provide healthcare to citizens, making universal healthcare coverage achievable.

NHI not designed to destroy private healthcare, says Motsoaledi

2016-06-28 13:04

The pursuit of a National Health Insurance is not intended to destroy the private healthcare sector but to allow more South Africans access to quality care, says Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

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.

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