The Need


Doctors from five provinces attend AHP Orientation
9 April 2014

Health professionals from five provinces attended an Africa Health Placements (AHP) Orientation session in Johannesburg, learning more about the diagnosis, treatment and management of HIV, TB and STI’s. Read full story

South Africa needs rural doctors
8 April 2014

Although working conditions are tough in rural areas, doctors need to go where they are most needed, says a medical student. Read full story

Launch of the WONCA Rural Medical Education Guidebook
8 April 2014

An international, open access guidebook on Rural Medical Education was launched on 5 April 2014 at the 12th WONCA World Rural Health Conference in Gramado, Brazil. The Guidebook, which has been six years in the making, is a special project of the Working Party on Rural Practice of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA). Read full story

South Africa celebrates ten years of free HIV treatment
7 April 2014

South Africa introduced free ARVs in the public sector in April 2004 after a lengthy battle between activists and former President Thabo Mbeki and Health Minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who questioned the link between HIV and AIDS, and ARVs’ effectiveness. Read full story