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Torchlight tragedy: inside a Joburg emergency room during load-shedding

In July, power blackouts left Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital without a CT scanner, a piece of equipment that could have helped save a patient who suffered a serious brain injury. The post Torchlight tragedy: inside a Joburg emergency room during load-shedding appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Is the future of South Africa’s tuberculosis (TB) plans locked up in the mysterious minds of teens?

Researchers struggle to understand how teenagers experience tuberculosis treatment, and they haven’t done enough to ask, experts at last week’s seventh South African TB conference argued The post Is the future of South Africa’s tuberculosis (TB) plans locked up in the mysterious minds of teens? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Emmaus Hospital in rural KwaZulu-Natal is in ‘toxic meltdown’

Experienced doctors and nurses are quitting over adversarial management by the new medical manager and new chief executive The post Emmaus Hospital in rural KwaZulu-Natal is in ‘toxic meltdown’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Video: How to beat superbugs on a tight budget

Superbugs are fighting back and our state hospitals don’t have the right specialists or enough funding to stop more germs from becoming untreatable The post Video: How to beat superbugs on a tight budget appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Gauteng Health ‘ignorant’ of arson at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital

Gauteng Health officials say they haven’t seen the police forensic report yet The post Gauteng Health ‘ignorant’ of arson at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Take action on suicide prevention instead of just talking about it

World Suicide Prevention Day raises awareness, but there is still much that can be done to stop unnecessary deaths The post Take action on suicide prevention instead of just talking about it appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

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