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Flying the flag for better healthcare in Africa

Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences says it is a university "of the people, by the people, for the peopleā€ of Africa, and it is in favour of better healthcare for the continent.

Apparently doctors are not human

A blog post with a picture of a doctor who fell asleep while at work has gone viral. The problem of doctors' excessively long working hours is highlighted again.

Backstreet abortions: why is it still happening?

Backstreet abortions is a thriving business on our city streets. Why is this still happening in a country where abortions are legal? Dr Owen Wiese, Health24's resident doctor, gives his opinion.

When a doctor loses a patient

A picture of an upset doctor after losing one of his patients is going viral. Have you ever considered just how a doctor experiences loss?

Dewani trial a damp squib

CyberShrink explains why the state's case against Shrien Dewani was doomed even before it started.

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TB: the side only doctors see

Our resident doctor, who lost a colleague to TB, points out how poorly the disease is identified and managed in South African healthcare facilities.

Why health care needs a shot in the arm

A fair chunk of our budget should be injected into the state health care system because health is in an absolute crisis in this country, says Mandi Smallhorne.

The Dewani trial is a farce

With an apparently biased judge and a feeble prosecution the Dewani case is a travesty of justice. CyberShrink explains.

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