The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has urged intervention “before it is too late” to prevent a healthcare system “collapse” in the Gaza Strip in the case of a coronavirus outbreak. According to PCHR, there is the real risk of “a catastrophic deterioration that would strike the health care[…]
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize says the current budget will be enough to start rolling out the National Health Insurance (NHI). Speaking at a community engagement campaign in the Harry Gwala District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Mkhize has said NHI aims to improve quality health care for all citizens. During a walkabout[…]
With crime already out of control in South Africa and an eerie feeling of lawlessness roaming the streets, attacks on emergency medical services (EMS) personnel is the last thing this country needs. A gunpoint robbery of two paramedic personnel in Nyanga last week Friday has once again brought the issue[…]
In the latest of our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir criticises the Sudanese government’s failure to get to grips with a cholera outbreak. After 10 months, Sudan’s Ministry of Health finally confirmed that there have been 265 deaths and more than 16,000 infected cases of “acute watery diarrhoea”[…]
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