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Despite promises, medical interns at 2 Military Hospital remain unpaid

The interns were told they would receive salaries at the end of April, but that did not happen The post Despite promises, medical interns at 2 Military Hospital remain unpaid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Wages, Department of Defence, SANDF, South African National Defence Force, Medical Interns, South Africa (country, Subs-only, South African Medical Association, 2 Military Hospital, Military Hospital


Silicosis: ‘Can they just pay me before I die?’

Despite winning a R5 billion settlement in 2018, miners who contracted TB and silicosis at work and the family members of those who died are still waiting for that payment The post Silicosis: ‘Can they just pay me before I die?’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, National, Openaccess, Johannesburg High Court, Top Six, South Africa (country, Tubercolosis, Silicosis


First batch of Pfizer vaccines has landed in South Africa

The first shipment of Pfizer vaccines has reached the country after tense negotiations between manufacturers and the government The post First batch of Pfizer vaccines has landed in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Pfizer, Vaccine, Aspen, Department Of Health, Openaccess, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johnson & Johnson, NiCd, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


State of play after 400 days of lockdown

With about 1.5-million infections and 54 000 deaths, Covid-19 is still very much part of our lives as the state works to boost vaccinations The post State of play after 400 days of lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccinations, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Health Department, Johnson & Johnson, J&J, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Portfolio Committee on Health, Sandile Buthelezi


‘None of us are okay’: Frustration as South Africa’s GBV initiatives stall

SA is in a rush to roll out its national GBV action plan. But as bureaucracy and the pandemic slow progress, violence against women continues unabated The post ‘None of us are okay’: Frustration as South Africa’s GBV initiatives stall appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Murder, Unemployment, South Africa, World Health Organisation, Civil Society, Intimate Partner Violence, Mpumalanga, Openaccess, Department of Social Development, Bhekisisa, Top Six, Sonke Gender Justice, Stepping Stones, Femicide, South Africa (country


Mkhize: South Africa won’t end up in India-like Covid third wave crisis

The department of health briefed parliament on South Africa’s readiness for a possible third Covid-19 wave, as members' expressed concerns in light of India’s surge in coronavirus infections. The post Mkhize: South Africa won’t end up in India-like Covid third wave crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, India, South Africa, Vaccinations, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Health Department, Johnson & Johnson, J&J, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Portfolio Committee on Health


Visionary plan benefits rural blind

Doctors praise initiative that gives them a break in the bush while they treat poor patients The post Visionary plan benefits rural blind appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Doctors, Philanthropy, Clinic, Cataracts, Openaccess, Hoedspruit, Top Six, Healthcare Services, Healthcare Workers, Godfrey Phillips, South Africa (country, Game Ranger, Moditlo Game Reserve, Neil Tabatznik, Specialist Skills


More ethnically diverse bone marrow donors needed to save lives

The myth that regenerative stem cells are body parts has led to donor reluctance The post More ethnically diverse bone marrow donors needed to save lives appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Cancer, Stem Cells, Donor, Stem Cell, Leukaemia, Openaccess, Bone Marrow, Bone Marrow Transplant, Top Six, South Africa (country, Bone Marrow Donation, Netcells, SAMBR, South African Bone Marrow Registry, Sunflower Fund


Top vaccinologist defends government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

A group of scientists has criticised the decision to sell SA’s AstraZeneca vaccine and says herd immunity mean vaccines will play a lesser role The post Top vaccinologist defends government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Willem Hanekom, Wits School of Governance


Women living with HIV continue the fight against forced sterilisation

Feminist activist groups still demand justice for human-right violations against women living with HIV The post Women living with HIV continue the fight against forced sterilisation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Hiv, National, Department Of Health, Top Six, Human Rights Violations, Commission for Gender Equality, South Africa (country, Women’s Legal Centre, Forced Sterilisation, Her Rights Initiative, Human Rights Month, Lindiwe Mahlangu, Positive Women’s Network, Sethembiso Mthembu


A survival kit for healthcare workers, before the Covid-19 third wave hits

Doctors and nurses are dog-tired, depressed and anxious. Experts share some tips on how to cope The post A survival kit for healthcare workers, before the Covid-19 third wave hits appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Who, World Health Organisation, Psychologists, Self-care, Mood Disorders, Top Six, Mental Healthcare, Psychiatrists, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Former GP health MEC Masuku calls disciplinary ‘unfair’

The ANC’s disciplinary hearing against Dr Bandile Masuku has started; however, the matter against Khusela Diko has been shelved after her husband’s death The post Former GP health MEC Masuku calls disciplinary ‘unfair’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Corruption, Politics, Openaccess, Mec, ANC, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Gauteng Health Department, Siu, GCIS, Phumla Williams, Presidency, Top Six, Special Investigating Unit, Masuku


‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated The post ‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, National, Vaccine, Gauteng, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, South African Medical Research Council, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, South African Medical Association, Angelique Coetzee, Free State health department, Netcare Milpark Private Hospital


Volunteers on the Covid frontline

Community healthcare workers are at the coalface in the battle against Covid-19 – and by offering primary healthcare to the poor – but they can barely afford to replace their well-worn shoes The post Volunteers on the Covid frontline appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Openaccess, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, Zweli Mkhize, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Community Healthcare Workers, Mmathapelo Thobejane, Sekhukhune district municipality, Sekhukhune Environmental Justice Network


Half price vax? Sources say SA will lose out on reselling AstraZeneca jabs

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says selling on the vaccines will stem wasteful expenditure, but people close to the discussions with AU say they will be sold on the cheap The post Half price vax? Sources say SA will lose out on reselling AstraZeneca jabs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Treasury, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Au, Department Of Health, African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, Medical Research Council, Johnson & Johnson, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, Subs-only


How SA wants to sell the AstraZeneca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says selling on the vaccines will stem wasteful expenditure, but people close to the discussions with AU say they will be sold on the cheap The post How SA wants to sell the AstraZeneca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Treasury, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Au, Department Of Health, African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, Medical Research Council, Johnson & Johnson, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, Subs-only


How SA wants to sell the AstaZenca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says selling on the vaccines will stem wasteful expenditure, but people close to the discussions with AU say they will be sold on the cheap The post How SA wants to sell the AstaZenca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Treasury, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Au, Department Of Health, African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, Medical Research Council, Johnson & Johnson, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, Subs-only


South Africa is offering its AstraZeneca vaccines to fellow African countries: Mkhize

Reselling the jabs will prevent money being wasted on a vaccine that is not particularly efficacious on the variant that is dominant in South Africa The post South Africa is offering its AstraZeneca vaccines to fellow African countries: Mkhize appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Astrazeneca, African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 vaccines, 501Y.V2, Vaccine Roll-out, South Africa The post South Africa


16 sites on 17 February: Eight things you should know about SA’s J&J vaccine roll-out

Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will arrive in South Africa on Tuesday and be taken to 16 sites where healthcare workers will be vaccinated The post 16 sites on 17 February: Eight things you should know about SA’s J&J vaccine roll-out appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Openaccess, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, South African Medical Research Council, Vaccine trials, Covid-19 vaccines, Vaccine Rollout, 501Y.V2, Linda-Gail Bekker


Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown The post Pandemic punishes the young appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Children, Mental Health, Autism, University of Pretoria, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Iqbal Karbanee, Kobus Maree


What does Zweli Mkhize have to say about the Cuban and Chinese vaccines?

South Africa could receive two million doses of the Coronavac vaccine from China, the health minister told parliament on Wednesday The post What does Zweli Mkhize have to say about the Cuban and Chinese vaccines? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, China, South Africa, Cuba, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Sinovac Biotech, National Medical Products Administration, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, CoronaVac, 501.YV2, Emergency Use Authorisation, phase three III trials, Portfolio Committee on Health, Soberana II


Johnson & Johnson vaccines could arrive in South Africa next week

We spoke to experts, looked at the data and relistened to the health department’s briefings to break down the revised roll-out plan The post Johnson & Johnson vaccines could arrive in South Africa next week appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Astrazeneca, World Health Organisation, Pfizer, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Cyril Ramaphosa, Aspen Pharmacare, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, Shabir Madhi


Another Covid crisis: A vaccine apartheid endangering us all

The West bought billions of vaccines fast and cheap, leaving poorer nations paying through the nose for years to come The post Another Covid crisis: A vaccine apartheid endangering us all appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, China, India, European Union, United States, United Kingdom, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Ghana, Openaccess, Serum Institute, Moderna, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Most people with TB don’t seek treatment, HSRC survey finds

More men than women have tuberculosis and 82% are in the 15 to 24 age group The post Most people with TB don’t seek treatment, HSRC survey finds appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Tuberculosis, Openaccess, Tb, David Mabuza, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, South Africa (country, HSRC, Human Science Research Council, Mbulelo Dyasi, Sizulu Moyo, South African National Aids Council, TB prevalence


DA goes to court over government’s ‘tardy’ vaccine rollout strategy

Democratic Alliance drags the government to court, demanding a Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan. The post DA goes to court over government’s ‘tardy’ vaccine rollout strategy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, High Court, Vaccination, Constitution, Vaccines, Western Cape, Openaccess, DA, Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen, David Mabuza, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Tito Mboweni, South Africa (country, COVID-19


The barcoding gap: Can South Africa protect its Covid jabs from crime?

Full track and traceability of Covid-19 jabs won’t happen during South Africa’s vaccine roll-out, as the health department has not yet adopted the “overarching” system that would make this possible. The post The barcoding gap: Can South Africa protect its Covid jabs from crime? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Crime, South Africa, Vaccines, Openaccess, Top Six, Serum Institute of India, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Covax, Vaccine Nationalism, South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, Anban Pillay, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Global Trade Item NumberTM, Nuran Idris


Healthcare workers’ vaccines will be free

The Covid-19 vaccine has been declared a public good, which means that healthcare workers will not be expected to pay for it The post Healthcare workers’ vaccines will be free appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Side Effects, Medical Insurance, Top Six, Discovery Health, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covishield, Ryan Noach, Electronic Vaccination Data System, Healthcare Worker Booking System App


Shonisani Lethole died due to negligence, ombud finds

Staff at Tembisa Hospital did not do their job in caring for the businessman, the health ombudsman finds, and orders an investigation The post Shonisani Lethole died due to negligence, ombud finds appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Tembisa Hospital, Health Ombudsman, Kempton Park Clinic, Minister Zweli Mkhize, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, Shonisani Lethole


Covax will take excess doses of Covid vaccines off the hands of rich countries

The global initiative plans to deliver two billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to developing nations The post Covax will take excess doses of Covid vaccines off the hands of rich countries appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organisation, Imf, Openaccess, World Economic Forum, Gavi, Cyril Ramaphosa, International Chamber of Commerce, Seth Berkley, Top Six, Coronavirus, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


Be aware of the similarities between malaria and Covid-19, experts warn

Experts are warning clinicians to be careful when diagnosing Covid-19 — and to check for malaria as well The post Be aware of the similarities between malaria and Covid-19, experts warn appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Malaria, Ards, NiCd, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Lucille Blumberg



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