The Need


Emergency Medicine in the heart of Zululand
11 August 2014

After completing his FY2 in London, John Hickman travelled to the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa and found himself in at the deep end as a medical officer in a busy Emergency Department. Gunshot wounds, snake bites, stabbings and road traffic accident trauma became part of his daily routine. He recounts his incredible experiences for Adventure Medic. Read full story

AIDS conference returns to Durban in 2016
4 August 2014

The International AIDS Society announced in Melbourne that the biennial AIDS conference will return to Durban in 2016. But this time, the circumstances in the country are significantly different than 2000. Last year, only around 7 600 babies were infected with HIV by their mothers, in comparison to 56 000 babies in 2003. Read full story

Time for health professionals to give feedback on their community service year
1 August 2014

For the 6th year Africa Health Placements (AHP) will conduct a national survey, in partnership with the Department of Health, asking doctors and dentists to give feedback about their community service year. The survey for health professionals who are completing their community service this year will run from the beginning of August until the end of December. Read full story

Millions more to get free ARVs
24 July 2014

HIV-positive people with a CD4 count of 500, likely to be still relatively healthy, will for the first time qualify for government-supplied antiretroviral medication from next year. Read full story