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  • Free State Activists, Health Worker Case Postponed

    After refusing to plead guilty to charges, health workers and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists are expected back at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court in October following a postponement. After gathering earlier to discuss their plea, TAC memb…

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  • TAC Takes On Free State Health [analysis]

    Galvanised by the arrest of 130 community health workers in June, while peacefully protesting their dismissal, activists gathered on Sunday night and Monday morning in Bloemfontein, asserting their right to demonstrate and demanding that the ailing Fre…

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  • Free State – Postcards From a Troubled Province

    As activists and community health workers await the verdict in a court case stemming from July protests regarding allegedly poor Free State health services, OurHealth’s Lungile Thamela speaks to Free State residents about health in the troubled province. In June, the Free State’s Bloemfontein medicine depot had run out more […]

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  • Medicine Availability Improves After Depot Takeover

    The North West Department of Health has credited a government takeover of the province’s only medical depot with helping stabilise drug supplies in the province. In 2011, the provincial government took over the previously privatised operations at the Mmabatho medical depot following recurring medicine stock outs in 2010 and 2011. […]

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  • Tshwane Clinics Share Medicines Amid Stock Outs

    Clinics in Soshanguve outside Pretoria are helping each other to solve recurring problems in drug orders from the regional pharmacy. Health workers at Maria Rantho, KT Motubatse and other Soshanguve clinics are complaining that incorrectly filled order…

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  • In-Depth Report – Mpumalanga’s Deadly Debt

    Last October, the Mpumalanga Department of Health was placed under the administration of the provincial finance department to save it from collapse. Health-e News looks at the costs of the province’s deadly debt. At the time the decision was taken, the finance department admitted that the health department was in […]

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  • Tensions Flare Over Poor Service Delivery in Mpumalanga

    Overworked nurses and frustrated patients recently squared off as part of a community dialogue as communities in Mpumalanga’s Piet Retief area continue to complain about poor health care service. Hosted by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and public interest organisation Section27, the recent dialogue brought together local politicians and community […]

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  • Momconnect to Link Mothers to Vital Healthcare

    A new cellphone based application, MomConnect, is expected to register all pregnant women in the country for a “sms” service which provides information and aice on pregnancy, as well as a channel to notify the department about poor service. Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, launched MomConnect, on Thursday, at Soshanguve […]

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