Talking Points

January 16th, 2019 While religious and cultural practices play a role in the acute shortage of organ donations, her extensive research as identified other critical factors, writes Harriet Etheredge, a bioethicist at the University of the Witwatersrand, writing in The...

January 16th, 2019 About 26% of babies born in South African public hospitals are born by caesarean, the latest available figures show. Bhekisisa looks at the factors, including fear of litigation, that are driving the caesarean surge. For decades, caesarean...

December 12th, 2018 In Russia and its former Eastern bloc satellites, Aids deaths have climbed 38% in 10 years – almost as much as they have fallen elsewhere – and more than half of those with HIV only discover the infection once they develop Aids. In February...

December 12th, 2018 Plans by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to push ahead with the National Health Insurance are ‘an act of desperation ... doomed to failure’, writes Lindy Wilson, Democratic Alliance deputy shadow minister of health in the Daily...

November 28th, 2018 Despite a few bright spots, the recently released World Malaria Report paints a gloomy picture of stagnating progress and increasing concentration of the burden of one of the world’s most lethal diseases, says a Financial Times report. Paraguay...
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