The Need


Health workers: just what the doctor ordered for economic growth and health security
24 March 2016

There is no health without health workers. We count on them to care for us and our loved ones in some of the most important and vulnerable moments of our lives. Read full story

SA blood not to Zika's taste
1 February 2016

As the World Health Organisation meets today to decide whether the Zika virus should be treated as a global emergency, South Africans have little to fear from the disease. Read full story

Doctors are living their dreams in rural South Africa
17 December 2015

“I am living my dream,” says Dr Carol Twala, a Soweto-born doctor working at Tonga Hospital in Mpumalanga. Read full story

South Africa among world’s top TB funders
14 December 2015

Four South African research institutions are among the top 100 funders of tuberculosis (TB) research in the world according to a new report released today. If the country could triple TB research funding in the next three years, it could even outstrip richer countries. Read full story