Adriaan Basson: Many of us will get the coronavirus and some will die

2020-03-16 06:00

It is no longer the Chinese virus or the foreign virus. It is our virus. It is not "just another flu". It is much more potent than the "normal" flu although its symptoms are similar, writes Adriaan Basson.

Country's worst clinic will not be rebuilt, merely renovated

2019-11-08 14:14

A community is dismayed that promises made by government to rebuild a clinic are not being fulfilled.

SCA baby neglect ruling urges health minister to address serious negligence at hospitals

2019-08-16 06:00

The Supreme Court of Appeal has highlighted how often it was confronted with cases of serious and serial negligence at state hospitals in the Eastern Cape, saying that substandard care was pervasive.

'Overburdened' Western Cape hospitals need more resources to assist with high murder rate - MEC

2019-07-30 16:20

Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo says the demand for health care services in the province outweighs the demand and, as a result, more resources are needed to deal with the high crime and murder rate.

Obesity is Africa's healthcare crisis, too

2019-03-23 07:30

A recent study showed the economic impact of obesity in South Africa is $48.8 bn per year, with non-communicable diseases on the rise, says Kasumi Iwase.

Scrap medical aid tax rebates, better working hours for doctors, and 9 other key proposals from the Presidential Health Summit

2019-02-13 19:05

A major review released by health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there is unanimous support for the principles of National Health Insurance (NHI) from stakeholders.

WATCH: Angry Life Esidimeni victims' relatives tear down DA billboard

2019-01-17 14:33

Video footage of two men cutting and tearing at the billboard has been circulated on WhatsApp.

Limpopo health vows to clamp down on hospital crime

2018-11-04 11:31

In just one week, four hospitals in Limpopo were attacked by criminals who targeted doctors and nurses at staff residences.

Gauteng hospital to be rebuilt for R1.3 billion

2018-08-13 16:00

Civil society organisations say that the cash-strapped province should rather save money and renovate the abandoned Kempton Park hospital.

Things you really shouldn’t say to someone with a disability

2017-12-15 12:07

We've all probably made at least one gaffe in the past...


MY STORY: How faith and perseverance gave my clinically dead son (3) new life

2019-11-22 14:59

"His vibrant eyes and infectious smile make it hard to tell that he’s suffered so much."

Joburg family describes last moments of son's life, blames top surgeon for death - report

2019-10-20 13:49

Johannesburg parents have described the shocking moments before their son died after being operated on by top SA paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale, who is currently under investigation for the boy's death, a report has said.

How to make your child's hospital stay safer and less stressful

2019-08-06 13:27

You should be a present, active member of your child's health care team.

Fashion at the centre of these celebrities' Planned Parenthood fundraising initiatives

2019-06-07 12:33

Celebrities are putting their money where their mouths are and supporting continued access to abortions – and fashion seems to be at the centre of the initiatives.

How single moms often put their kids' healthcare above their own

2019-03-01 11:36

According to a new study, single mothers tend to shift health spending away from themselves to their children.

Hospital horror stories

2019-01-28 13:38

While scores of unemployed professional nurses beg for work at overburdened hospitals, patients from both the state and public sector have complained bitterly about the current level of nursing care in the province.

ANC, DA welcome expanded SIU probe into Life Esidimeni

2019-01-17 14:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed an amended proclamation to broaden the terms of reference of the Special Investigating Unit's probe into the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Limpopo Department of Health confident of healthcare turnaround

2018-10-17 14:22

The Limpopo Department of Health is confident that making positive strides to improve services in the province will aid the healthcare system.

Bringing quality healthcare to the world

2018-05-03 14:03

Life Healthcare’s new CEO Shrey Viranna will oversee the group’s expansion into the developed world and comments on the South African government’s plans for a National Health Insurance scheme.

More money needed to save Limpopo's crumbling health system

2017-12-07 10:30

The dysfunctional health system in Limpopo is claiming lives and leading to widespread suffering.

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