The Need


Progress in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
24 March 2014

Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in 4 of these people was diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services. Read full story

Placement, support, and retention of health professionals: national, cross-sectional findings from medical and dental community service officers in South Africa
19 March 2014

In South Africa, community service following medical training serves as a mechanism for equitable distribution of health professionals and their professional development. Read full story

New health university to help address shortage of healthcare workers
14 March 2014

A new health and allied sciences university to be established this year will align itself with national priorities, including the pending implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHI), by making available more professional healthcare programmes, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said. Read full story

KwaZulu-Natal could prove HIV prevention science to world
14 March 2014

While KwaZulu-Natal remains hard hit by HIV, a new study by the humanitarian organisation Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) may mean the province is turning the tide against the virus. Read full story