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COVID-19: Social Butterfly Survival

It is almost as if we are robots sitting all day at our screens and now it’s almost as if the wires are all being fried i.e., brain, neck, lower back, eyes, posture, elbows. Previously, even though we were robots of sorts, we would still have human interaction, walk to work, get on a bus […]

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Loss & Renewed Purpose: The Experience of Shifting Identities

A sociology lecturer once explained; the minute you meet someone, questions around what they do in terms of their work/ careers leads to assumptions, a classification of who they are/ social standing and determines your interest, interaction, and relationship. Think about it, we all have identities which have shifted over time, from being at school, […]

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Universal Health Coverage: We need an overhaul of current systems

Under the framework of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), South Africa’s (SA) National Health Insurance (NHI) is punted as just about everything – the magic bullet to equity, solving quality woes, and ensuring we have a better health system. The political will and commitment is strong for moving towards the NHI, although it is considered to […]

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Unscripted, Unfiltered: Why we need a Marvel-Type Health System

By Dr Shakira Choonara, Independent Public Health Practitioner, South Africa  I find having worked the past decade in the public health space that there are not nearly enough bursts of energy which really push business unusual. COVID-19 came, and will probably go, and we still won’t see different healthcare systems. Again, Africa is set to be the […]

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Mentoring: Extraordinary Two-Way Value

As I sat across Lesego Pearl Nkosi, Friday 27th November 2020, she was thanking me, to which I teared up as I actually thanked her for the impact she has had on my life and said to her, “I have been broken down by many, many people, but I espouse and give back after learning […]

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Amref Establishes Independent Commission to Review Progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa

Amref Health Africa has established an independent commission to review the continent’s progress towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) targets by 2030. The Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) Commission on the State of UHC in Africa will, in addition to reviewing the continent’s progress, provide recommendations on leadership, accountability, technology/innovation and health security, to help […]

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Doubts about Covid info

There is concern about the accuracy of Covid-19 statistics because there is no transparency on how the health department and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases arrive at the numbers, with testing data also not revealed. Read full article here:https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-citizen-kzn/20201204/281560883363446

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Graduate doctors in distress

Funding: Money thrown at SAA while health practitioners struggle for posts As Finance Minister Tito Mboweni happily dishes out hundreds of millions of rand to keep poorly managed and corrupt state – owned enterprises in the green – the latest being R10 billion for SA Airways (SAA) – government has been accused of scuppering its […]

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