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From 18 to 22 December 2017, the Gauteng Community Health Care Forum (the Forum) Office Bearers held a strategic planning meeting, to reflect on the year 2017 and plan for 2018. For the Forum 2016 was a year filled with…

Though not the end of this struggle, a victory was won at Arbitration hearings that took place on 18 and 19 September 2017 at the House of Movements, Johannesburg. According to the press statement issued by Gauteng Community Health Care…

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On 21 October, the Gauteng Community Health Care Forum (the Forum) held a meeting at the House of Movements in Johannesburg. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the issues around the FNB cards and bank accounts that the…

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As gory details emerged about how their loved ones died in the hands of those who were supposed to take care of them, families of the deceased Life Esedimeni patients twisted their heads in disbelief. Survivors of…

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Ongoing complaints about the quality of care at Wesfleur Hospital in Atlantis has spurred hundreds of residents to sign a petition calling for the Western Cape Department of Health to intervene. Dura flats…

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The South African Medical Association (SAMA) and public interest law firm SECTION27 are warning that the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) health system is in dire straits. On 5 May, over a thousand health workers marched in Durban to highlight the crisis. …

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“I called the 112 [emergency] number. I told them a guy got stabbed not far from my home. I gave them directions. The person I spoke to assured me that the ambulance was on its way,” Nandipha Sinaye. Sinaye lives…

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From the 24th to the 26th of March 2017, the Gauteng Community Health Care Forum (the Forum) concluded their strategic planning workshop, facilitated by Khanya College in Cullinan, Pretoria, and attended by Forum committee members. This workshop was a follow…

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The prevention of illness, injury and disease is an essential part of healthcare. We engage in healthy lifestyle habits such as exercising and not smoking to prevent obesity and lung cancer. We vaccinate our children regularly to stimulate immunity and…

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On the 28th of March 2017, at Hillbrow Community Health Centre, Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs), were requested by Smartpurse to sign new contracts for the financial year 2017-2018. Smartpurse was hired by the Department of Health to…

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