Public Health

June 12th, 2019 Six months after Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, triggered Cuba's withdrawal of more than 8,000 medical doctors it had deployed to that country, Brazil is struggling to replace the departed doctors. The small Brazilian city of...

June 5th, 2019 Dr Aaron Motsoaledi leaves the national Health Department after 10 years, with the last few years marred by major failures in public health, while the appointment of 'master of survival' Dr Zweli Mkhize as the new Minister of Health indicates a...

May 29th, 2019 HIV/Aids remains the most common cause of death in the 47 nations of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) but with striking geographic variations in prevalence, shows a precision mapping study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Some 5.3m South...
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