Home > News > Public Health Public Health Private wards in public hospitals a 'mad scheme that must stop' These wards are continuing to operate because the Gauteng Health Department has not received any formal communications instructing them to shut them down. Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps Only 3% of world's healthcare workers are in Africa Something needs to be done, as Africa has 24% of the world’s burden of diseases but only 3% of the global health workforce. The town where you cannot be buried If you wish to stay in this town, be warned that death takes a different course. NHLS strike finally suspended Because of serious financial problems experienced by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Nehawu has decided to end their strike action. Revealed: 100 Gauteng ambulances out of operation every day The Gauteng Health Department needs to ensure that as many ambulances as possible are on the roads to save the lives of emergency patients. Rural gogos walk far to see the doctor Ambulances in the Eastern Cape are few and far between, and grandmothers often have to walk all day to get to a clinic. Staff shortages negatively impact Joburg clinics Strategies were recently announced to improve state health institutions in Johannesburg. Hand washing works whether the water's hot or cold The finding that you don't need hot water to effectively clean your hands runs counter to current FDA guidelines. Unemployed scammed by bogus ads for hospital jobs The Department of Health has issued warnings about fraudulent advertisements for jobs in the health industry that are scamming people out of thousands. Drunken workers delay construction of Alexandra clinic Completion of the clinic was scheduled for mid-2017, but workers are frequently not in a fit state to do their day’s work. Almost 70% of SA women obese, study finds According to a local survey, obesity is just one of many health concerns. How to best protect children from sexual abuse CyberShrink argues that children should be taught not to allow anything to happen to them that they 'wouldn’t feel comfortable or proud to tell mom and dad about'. Trump praises Australia for great health care system President Donald Trump has praised Australia for having 'better health care than we do' after repealing 'Obamacare' in the USA. Woman gives birth in street after sent home from clinic A pregnant woman with severe stomach pains was sent away by the Dan Clinic just outside Tzaneen without being checked. Extended SA lab strike hurting patients The National Health Laboratory Services strike is delaying thousands of medical tests all around the country. National Health Insurance approved and gazetted Everyone will contribute to the NHI, and no-one will be turned away based on their financial status. SEE: What happens to your body after you die? First your temperature drops and then, weeks later, maggots start to eat your body... Measles outbreak in Joburg leads to immunisation campaign The campaign aiming to prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease is running according to plan. Dirty nappies, sanitary pads in streets a health risk, say traditional leaders Soiled sanitary pads and dirty nappies are creating unhygienic living conditions in a Northern Cape community. SEE: SA doctors perform second successful penis transplant This comes after the world’s first successful penis transplant was done in December 2014 at Tygerberg Academic Hospital. Health Department on Mopani Malaria outbreak: ‘We failed at prevention stage’ The area has been hard-hit by a malaria outbreak and saw 1 200 cases of malaria in April alone. No more tax breaks for medical aid members? Tax breaks for medical aid members – amounting to R20 billion annually – may be scrapped if Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi gets his way. R14.4 billion boost for public health in Eastern Cape Embattled hospitals across the Eastern Cape – where health services have been shoddy and patients have been protesting – will be receiving a welcome boost. Mother with elephantiasis gets social grant An unemployed mother of 7 from Alexandra, immobilised by a rare disease, will soon be receiving a much-needed social grant. Debriefing and counselling needed for state nurses Public sector nurses who don’t receive support are at risk of becoming either hardened to or over-involved in the challenges of their patients. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Johannesburg conference to tackle digital transformation in healthcare WIN a R2000 voucher. Great skin is just a click away! 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