Official flounders at Life Esidimeni inquiry

She is accused of forcing patients into NGOs that were ill-equipped to take very sick patients, leading to the deaths of 143 mentally ill people

Developing ARVs and early diagnosis vital to keep fight against HIV/AIDS in full swing

‘The pace of scale-up has been particularly remarkable in Eastern and Southern Africa, the region most affected by the epidemic,’ the Right to ...

KwaZulu-Natal hospital crisis: epidemics strike after taps run dry on Day Zero

Health workers at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital are desperate as Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane blames a municipal strike and sabotage, writes ...

Hospitals in Western Cape drill for water to stave off drought disaster

Hospitals in the province require 1.8-million kilolitres of water per year to operate, and the resulting ‘extra water’ from boreholes would augment ...

Mpumalanga psychiatric patients left in lurch by Gauteng health department

The Mpumalanga health department’s Sarah Gumede says several unlicensed NGOs have mushroomed in that province since the closure of Life Esidimeni

NHI ‘will require trade-offs’

Davis tax committee says plan not feasible without growth and will need to take finances from other projects

Surgeons for Little Lives gets funding for breast-milk unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath

SPONSORED | New facility will aid mothers and help save lives of newborn infants

Limpopo MEC to cut jobs to fund critical health services

Phophi Ramathuba plans radical restructuring to free up money for frontline workers, goods and services

Hepatitis C drug re-opens debate into medicine pricing

The tandem of drugs sofosbuvir and daclatasvir‚ used for hepatitis C, have widely discrepant prices: $78 in India, but R10,000 in SA’s private ...

Billions needed to fill health department posts

The chances of hiring staff for these positions are slim, given the budgetary pressure facing SA

SA likely to miss 2018 target on wiping out malaria

Health officials step up scrutiny of SA’s malaria control programme after sharp rise in cases

Dilapidated Tambo Memorial Hospital to be replaced

It is cheaper to build a new hospital than fix up the 112-year-old facility, but questions remain as to how it was allowed to become unfit and unsafe

Gauteng Health Department loses R23m negligence case

The department wants to pay the sum off monthly, rather than as a lump sum, but the court isn’t having it

Health MEC lied about exams in London — and can’t be found

Qedani Mahlangu led the closure of Life Esidimeni hospitals‚ despite warnings, with her lawyers now asked for an address so a subpoena can be delivered

MEC Mahlangu was following orders, witness tells Life Esidimeni hearing

Dumi Masondo is the first witness to suggest someone above Qedani Mahlangu was involved in the fatal decision

Seven reasons we don’t need to panic about the plague in SA

There has been a bit of a flap after a warning from the World Health Organisation, but there are good reasons not to be alarmed

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