Experts Review Motsoaledi's First 3 Months (Izindaba)

Experts Review Motsoaledi’s First 3 Months (Izindaba)

He’s riding a wave of professional goodwill, positive feedback and public desire to see him tame the monster of a public health system he’s inherited, but have Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s first 120 days as Health Minister justified the hope he’s carrying? The answer, with some strong caveats around the incoming National Health Insurance (NHI) system, […]

Transgender Patients Sidelined by Attitudes and Labelling (Izindaba)

Transgender Patients Sidelined by Attitudes and Labelling (Izindaba)

In spite of an enlightened constitution and enabling legislation, South Africa’s small transgender population continues to battle medical prejudice and ignorance in addition to huge societal pressure to conform to socially constructed sexual stereotypes. An Izindaba investigation showed that transgender people need precise information and deep pockets to access hormone treatment and/or gender-reassignment surgery, be […]

'Act Now to Create the Kind of NHI You Want!'--Sama (Izindaba) (National Health Insurance) (South African Medical Association)

‘Act Now to Create the Kind of NHI You Want!’–Sama (Izindaba) (National Health Insurance) (South African Medical Association)

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If ever there was a critical time in which doctors needed to bury their present and past differences and speak as a collective it is in the remaining few weeks before the consultation deadline on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Green Paper.