ARTICLES RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Eight patients affected by lack of medical supplies at Charlotte Maxeke - Gauteng health dept

2019-09-22 16:49

Non-emergency surgery for eight patients at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg was rescheduled due to a shortage of medical supplies at the hospital, according to spokesperson for the Gauteng health MEC, Kwara Kekana.

This convenient medicine 'ATM' is already proving to be a winner with SA patients

2019-07-16 12:15

To reduce the long hours patients endure to get their medication at clinics, Neo Hutiri invented the Pelebox – a simple medication-dispensing solution. Already rolled out in parts of the country, patients have told of how the invention is simplifying their lives.

Service with a fake smile? People working in the service industry, this could lead to heavier drinking

2019-06-04 16:06

A new study suggests that dishing out 'service with a smile' may lead to having one too many after work, if it's not genuine.

Why is obesity on the rise in rural communities?

2019-05-15 15:03

Obesity rates continue to soar, but people in rural areas are most at risk, say experts. Health-e investigates what people in rural communities are putting on their plates.

Specialist surgeons from Gauteng to help 200 Limpopo babies

2019-03-04 11:55

Although a clubfoot is not painful, if left untreated it may lead to permanent disability.

Health dept commits to resolve critical ARV shortages before year end

2018-10-18 07:35

Following the nationwide shortage of certain ARVs and contraceptives, the Department of Health says it is committed to resolving the issues by the end of 2018.

Delegates walk out of Aids conference opening

2018-07-24 14:45

Delegates walked out of the opening of the International AIDS Conference last night in protest when UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé took the stage.

Schools shut as toxic smog hits Delhi

2017-11-08 20:28

Delhi authorities have shut all schools in the Indian capital as pollution hit nearly 30 times the World Health Organisation's safe level.

Doctors warn of health emergency as smog blankets India's capital

2017-11-08 07:10

A public health emergency has been declared in New Delhi as a choking blanket of smog descends on the world's most polluted capital city.

Staff speak out at Edendale hospital

2017-05-29 13:30

Edendale Hospital’s doctors “are struggling like hell to save lives”.

 

NHI causes alarm among rural government employees - despite medical aid costs, workers want choice of 'quality' private healthcare

2019-09-04 14:50

Members of the country’s biggest medical aid scheme – government employees – are concerned about the implementation of universal healthcare.

Western Cape's high-tech chronic medication system takes efficiency to new heights

2019-07-08 17:30

This pioneering medicine system is environmentally sustainable and is improving access to life-saving, chronic medication for the people of the Western Cape.

SA's worst clinic set to get a facelift

2019-06-03 12:19

After being declared the worst clinic in SA, the Limpopo Department of Health is making an effort to improve the condition of Lephepane Clinic.

Local entrepreneur creates self-service medication dispensing system

2019-05-10 15:54

Entrepreneur Neo Hutiri has come up with a simple but brilliant system that helps patients collect chronic medication in seconds rather than spending hours in queues.

Treasury commits R350m to beef up staff at public health facilities

2018-10-24 15:08

Treasury is reprioritising R500m to boost the public health sector, R350m of which is being used to recruit more than 2 000 health professionals for public health facilities.

Health officials in India warn that a Facebook tool risks fuelling a black market for blood

2018-09-17 18:28

India has a serious black market blood problem — and local experts fear Facebook's well-meaning blood donation tool could make the problem worse.

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WATCH: Nurses are 'grumpy' because they are overworked and underpaid - Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema has joined a march demanding an improvement in the public health sector as part of the launch of the party's public healthcare campaign. Watch.

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What is PM 2.5 and why is New Delhi, Lahore smog so bad?

2017-11-08 16:58

Enveloped by a choking shroud of toxic smog, New Delhi declares a public health emergency as Lahore is also covered.

Dire shortage of dentists in SA public sector

2017-08-24 10:49

Only one in six registered dentists works in the public sector.

The triple vulnerability of being poor and disabled in rural South Africa

2016-09-15 09:30

Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.

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