primary health care
Rural doctors are a prescription for good health
Rural health care workers in South Africa are a hardy, dedicated lot. They travel great distances and often have to make do with what they have at hand. But it also gives them a close bond with their patients and an insight into treating the whole person. These challenges make them better doctors, says Rural Doctor of the Year Jenny Nash.
Mandela: Champion of public health
Health goes hand-in-hand with a quality life. Nelson Mandela was one of the most outspoken visionaries when it came to the health and wellness of the world's citizens. Today, his legacy lives on in the foundation named for him, and the hospital being built in his honour.
Healthcare plan puts UCT students in line for Hult Prize
Six students at the University of Cape Town are in the running for the Hult Prize, the world's biggest student competition. At stake is $1-million to get their business off the ground. The benefits are far-reaching, and the system could help underprivileged people across the country.
Call goes out for Inyathelo nominations
The good work of ordinary people in making the world a better place is recognised by the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards. Nominations are now open for this year's awards, which will be made in various categories, such as youth empowerment, health and the arts.