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School toilets in shocking state 02.05.2013
Millions of people do not have access to proper sanitation and in South African schools the situation is especially dire. Health-e News Service conducted an informal survey of the state of 17 schools’ toilets that fall within four of the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts. At all 17 schools the toilets were in a shocking condition. By OurHealth Reporters.
Public health facilities in a dire state 30.04.2013
A poisonous snake slithering through a district hospital, badly cracked walls and rooms filled to the roof with broken equipment were some of the challenges facing researchers as they conducted the first national audit of public health facilities.
Mpumalanga district falling behind NSP targets 30.04.2013
GERT SIBANDE. - The Gert Sibande district municipality is working hard at implementing the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for 2012-2015 that promotes zero new infections, zero HIV/AIDS related deaths and zero stigma.
NHI - The first 18 months 10.04.2013
Blurb: National health department DG Precious Matsoso summarises the progress and future plans for introducing the NHI in South Africa.
OR Tambo bottom of district pile 03.04.2013
Eastern Cape’s Oliver Tambo district remains the worst place to get health services, in the District Health Barometer 2011/12, which compares health indicators in the country’s 52 districts.
Madiba's neighbours are worst off 03.04.2013
One of South Africa’s poorest districts and home to former President Nelson Mandela has scored bottom of the class when it comes to the delivery of health care services.
NHI needs GPs 18.03.2013
MEDIA RELEASE: The National Department of Health has embarked on an initiative to improve and expand access to healthcare services through the contracting of private General Medical Practitioners (GPs) to render sessional service in Primary Healthcare facilities.
Soshanguve community unhappy with clinic services 08.03.2013
SOSHANGUVE. - It’s early on a Wednesday morning and children are crying because of the heat while waiting in line at the JJ Clinic in the Tshwane health district. The clinic often sees more than 150 patients a day who comes to consult on various health problems.
Gauteng: Patient’s five weeks of hell and death 04.03.2013
Patient CZ’s horror story represents a myriad of breakdowns within the Gauteng health system – ranging from stockouts of critical drugs, long delays in investigative and diagnostic procedures and stockouts of basics such as clean linen.
Gauteng: Helen Joseph and Leratong a disaster 04.03.2013
Avoidable deaths occur on a weekly basis at Helen Joseph hospital while Leratong hospital is a tragedy and disaster, a senior doctor said this week.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the Helen Joseph doctor has agreed to supply an affidavit should SECTION27 pursue a legal avenue.
Gauteng: ‘A dream gone wrong’ 04.03.2013
Professor Ashraf Coovadia shakes his head. “What really grates me is that we have the resources. Yes, we have challenges, but we have the skills, we have the facilities, we have the expertise – much more than in most of Africa and in certain respects comparable to the developed world”.
Obstacles to NHI success in E Cape 28.02.2013
MTHATHA. - OR Tambo health district is among the 10 pilot sites for the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa. The district has had a visit from the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and various preparations have been done for the launch of this project, such as the training of health professionals.
Minister: Slow start to NHI 26.02.2013
Progress in the 10 districts designated as National Health Insurance (NHI) pilots has been slower than expected, and dismal in the Eastern Cape’s OR Tambo district.
Speaking last week health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi likened it to building a house, and that they were busy digging the trenches while in the Eastern Cape “we are still designing the house”.