South Africa:A New Revolution in TB Treatment as the Injection Falls
[MSF] South Africa has just made history today as it becomes the first country in the world to take a bold step of replacing an injectable drug with toxic side effects, with a promising new oral medicine (bedaquiline) in the standard multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment regimens for adolescents and adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The making of childhood mortality in modern South Africa - Rafaely D.
This article examines the ways in which childhood mortality as an ideological tool is constituted as a shared moral order in modern society. The examination of record-keeping as an ideological practice that produces a governable and self-regulating populat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Facing the sexual demon of colonial power: decolonising sexual violence in South Africa - Coetzee A, du Toit L.
In this article the authors discuss in broad strokes the work of two theorists, namely Nigerian sociologist Oy èrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí and Argentinian philosopher Maria Lugones to argue that a specific logic of sexualisation accompanied, permeated and colou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High rates of HIV and diabetes raise the risk of TB for South Africans
The heightened TB risk is likely due to the delayed immune response in people with diabetes, and the overall suppressed immunity in those living with HIV. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

South Africa:Health Dept Releases Data On Reduction in TB Mortality Cases
[Govt of SA] The Department of Health has released new data on reduction in TB mortality cases from drug resistant Tuberculosis (DR - TB) in South Africa through use of the latest medicine, called Bedaquiline. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Unlicensed Medical Doctor Released On R10 000 Bail
[News24Wire] One of the six people arrested in Cape Town for allegedly practising medicine without valid licences was granted bail in the Philippi Magistrate's Court on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Touch rugby, masculinity and progressive politics in Durban, South Africa, 1985-1990 - Morrell R.
Rugby is a sport frequently considered to be highly competitive and even violent. In the history of South Africa under apartheid it was a bulwark of white minority, authoritarian, nationalist rule. So was it possible for an alternative masculinity to devel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The periodicity of violent and property crime in Tshwane, South Africa - Cohn EG, Breetzke GD.
In this article, we identify and analyze the periodicity of violent and property crimes committed in Tshwane, South Africa, from 2001 to 2006. This is done using Fourier analysis, an advanced explorative mathematical technique commonly used in the physical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

South Africa:Govt Needs to Stop Seeing Civil Society As an Enemy - Makhura
[News24Wire] Gauteng premier and acting ANC provincial chairperson David Makhura has admitted that had his government listened to civic organisations, the Life Esidimeni tragedy would not have happened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Minister Expresses Satisfaction After Visit to Condom Factory
[News24Wire] Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo expressed their satisfaction with operations at a condom factory situated at Dube TradePort, near the King Shaka International Airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Delaying pre-trial therapy to child victims of sexual abuse: an unfounded prevailing culture in South Africa? - Fouch é DF, Fouche A.
Due to the statutory obligation to report child sexual abuse to the authorities, children in South Africa are increasingly called to testify in criminal proceedings. A recent qualitative study found that South African parents and social workers are often a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Announces Plan to Identify Ambulance Attackers
[Govt of SA] Eastern Cape Health MEC Ms Helen Sauls-August has announced that the department is roping in law enforcement agencies and security sector to deal with the spate of sporadic attacks on ambulances in various districts in the Province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Inquiry Hears Why Violence Broke Out At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
[GroundUp] The protest by health workers over unpaid performance bonuses at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in May was unexpected. This was according to Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Dr Gladys Bogoshi and Head of the Gauteng Health Department Dr Mkhululi Lukhele. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Helen Saul's-August On Ongoing Strike At Eastern Cape Health Facilities
[Govt of SA] Eastern Cape MEC for Health, Ms Helen Saul's-August reminds Health Professionals that they signed an oath to serve as well as the applicable conditions which allows for the grievances and disputes to be attended to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Removing Motsoaledi Will Not End the Health Crisis
[Daily Maverick] The rot in the healthcare system is far too deep for anything other than a fundamental overhaul and a deep cleansing of corrupt officials to do the trick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:'We Are Forced to Move On From Declaring Babies Dead As If Nothing Happens'
[Bhekisisa] Saving lives -- and losing them -- may be all in a day's work for health workers, but if you think it doesn't take it's toll, listen to these doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Mental Health Scandal - Claimants Receive Payouts
[News24Wire] The Gauteng government has paid out R159 460 000 to the claimants of the Life Esidimeni arbitration, it said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Parliament On Performance of Provincial Education and Health Sectors
[Govt of SA] The Select Committee on Finance today received a briefing from the National Treasury and the Mpumalanga provincial treasury on the preliminary outcomes of 2017/18 provincial expenditures, as at 31 May 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Deputy President David Mabuza - Opening of Fifth South African TB Conference
[Govt of SA] Opening Address by Deputy President David Mabuza at the 5th South African TB Conference, Durban (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Flight Attendant Grounded Because of HIV Status
[Daily Maverick] SECTION27 is tackling HIV discrimination at the Civil Aviation Authority after the body grounded a flight attendant for months after he disclosed his HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Linking at-risk South African girls to sexual violence and reproductive health services: a mixed-methods assessment of a soccer-based HIV prevention program and pilot SMS campaign - Merrill KG, Merrill JC, Hershow RB, Barkley C, Rakosa B, DeCelles J, Harrison A.
Grassroot Soccer developed SKILLZ Street-a soccer-based life skills program with a supplementary SMS platform-to support adolescent girls at risk for HIV, violence, and sexual and reproductive health challenges. We conducted a mixed-methods assessment of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Removes Ban On SA Meat
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania has formally lifted the ban on imports of meat and its products from South Africa. The Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) decided to prohibit importation of meat and its products three months ago following an outbreak of listeriosis epidemic in the economically powerful southern Africa nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:'My Hands Are Tied' - Says Health Minister Motsoaledi
[Bhekisisa] "Whenever there is a crisis, I'm called in to solve them, but I don't have the legal mechanism to prevent them," says minister. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Tough Questions After Listeriosis - Are SA Health Control Measures Up to Standard?
[Daily Maverick] South African authorities have taken commendable steps to control the listeria outbreak and to step up local inspections. What is lacking are stringent measures to ensure that no contaminated meat is imported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boys are victims, too: the influence of perpetrators' age and gender in sexual coercion against boys - Miller JA, Smith EA, Caldwell LL, Mathews C, Wegner L.
Sexual coercion among adolescent boys in South Africa is an underresearched topic despite the frequency of such events. Although quantitative research has illuminated the prevalence of sexual coercion toward boys, it has provided little understanding of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Linking criminal contexts to injury outcomes: findings and lessons from a national study of robbery in South Africa - Bowman B, Kramer S, Salau S, Kotze E, Matzopoulos R.
OBJECTIVES: South Africa has high rates of violence. The country has benefitted enormously from the use of injury surveillance data from the health sector, but there is a need to explore other avenues of routine data to advance violence prevention. We demo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Africa:Makhura Vows Life Esidimeni Families Will Get Compensation Before Deadline
[News24Wire] Gauteng Premier David Makhura promised that families of those who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will receive their settlements before the June 19 deadline. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pathways from violence: the impact of community-based intervention on offender reintegration in Gugulethu - Larner S.
Crime has gripped public discourse in democratic South Africa.1 Cities such as Cape Town, Durban and Nelson Mandela Bay have some of the highest homicide rates in the world.2 Most South Africans do not feel safe at night3 nor do they believe government is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Checkmating the mate: power relations and domestic violence in a South African township - Mazibuko NC.
The ideas of 'ownership', 'control' and 'love' among people in intimate relationships, are often woven into the discourse of power relations. In this culture, a man owns his family and this sense of ownership results in control - erroneously seen as love f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress among African female refugees and migrants in South Africa - Mhlongo MD, Tomita A, Thela L, Maharaj V, Burns JK.
BACKGROUND:  While there is considerable research in developed countries on the nature and extent of post-traumatic stress among refugees and migrants, few report on female Africans migrating within Africa.AIM: The aim of this study was to investi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factors associated with recidivism at a South African forensic psychiatric hospital - Morgan N, Fabbro GD.
This study examines common factors associated with recidivism among state patients at a South African forensic psychiatric hospital. More specifically, demographic, clinical and criminological factors of a recidivist group are compared to a non-reci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Live by the gun, die by the gun: Botswana's 'shoot-to-kill' policy as an anti-poaching strategy - Mogomotsi GEJ, Madigele PK.
Rhino and elephant poaching affects various Southern African countries. Despite recent reductions in rhino poaching in Namibia and South Africa, it remains a concern. In response, the government of Botswana has implemented a controversial 'shoot-to-kill' p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mass killings and calculated measures: the impact of police massacres on police reform in South Africa - Lamb G.
Over the past two centuries, the police have perpetrated massacres in response to protest action in numerous countries. Available scholarly literature has typically focused on the circumstances that contributed to such mass killings, but rarely has there b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Suicide attempts during pregnancy in South Africa - Vawda NBM.
BACKGROUND:  Research on suicide attempts during pregnancy is limited as these are considered to be rare in the perinatal period.AIM: A retrospective pilot study was undertaken to establish what percentage of suicide attempters admitted to a hospi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Traumatic stress and psychological functioning in a South African adolescent community sample - Swain KD, Pillay BJ, Kliewer W.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic stress may arise from various incidents often leading to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The lifetime prevalence of PTSD is estimated at 1% - 2% in Western Europe, 6% - 9% in North America and at just over 10% in countries expos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa:Activists Launch Cell Phone Campaign for Better Health System
[GroundUp] Almost 900 people signed up over the weekend to a new campaign to mobilise for a better health care system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patterns of intimate partner violence among perinatal women with depression symptoms in Khayelitsha, South Africa: a longitudinal analysis - Schneider M, Baron E, Davies T, Munodawafa M, Lund C.
BACKGROUND: A combination of intimate partner violence (IPV) and depression is a common feature of the perinatal period globally. Understanding this association can provide indications of how IPV can be addressed or prevented during pregnancy. This paper a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Africa:New Wheels Renew Hope in Big Dreams
[Daily Maverick] People who use wheelchairs for mobility encounter challenges in day-to-day life that others in society all too often are unaware of. This stark reality was brought home at a wheelchair handover event in Cape Town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Plates Over Pills - an Alternative Way of Eating for Better Health
[Daily Maverick] After seeing lifestyle diseases sweep through South African society, medical doctor Tracy Mavhungu Nelwamondo is now using indigenous African grains, seeds, fruits and vegetables to treat her patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Constructed representations of street protest violence: speaking violence, speaking race - Kiguwa P, Ally Y.
In this article, we explore how violence is constructed in an online discussion forum to the Fees Must Fall social movement in South Africa. Our analysis shows how the discursive constructs of race, students as delinquents, and the police force as necessar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

South Africa:North West Health Revises Scope of Work for Contracted Private Ambulances
[Govt of SA] The Department of Health has revised the scope of work for contracted private ambulance service providers, Buthelezi EMS and High Care EMS following the purchase and subsequent registration of 40 new ambulances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:SAHRC Announces Inquiry Into Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Protest
[News24Wire] The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will convene an inquiry next week into the recent demonstrations and protests at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Informal Settlement Dwellers Uses Open Field as Toilet. Now Even That's Too Dirty
[GroundUp] Communal toilets in Burundi informal settlement haven't been cleaned since January (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:'Health System Is Not Collapsing' - Motsoaledi
[Bhekisisa] National health department deploys 200 officials to country's beleaguered hospitals (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Strengthening Referrals - Step One to Addressing the Challenges of Conscientious Objection in Abortion Services
[Daily Maverick] This past week has been a crucial one for women's sexual and reproductive health and rights and abortion. Last Monday marked the International Day of Action for Women's Health - a day when we need to stand up for women's health, including reproductive rights and access to safe and legal abortion. There is a need for a stronger referral system to improve access to safe abortion services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Deputy Minister Buti Manamela On Sanitary Towels Producation By Coastal Tvet College
[Govt of SA] Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manamela today paid a visit to the Coastal College Skills Training Centre in Hammersdale, Kwa-Zulu Natal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Rights Commission to Inspect Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
[News24Wire] The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is expected to visit the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital for a site inspection on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:No Whey! Dairy Factory in Mossel Bay Goes Drought-Friendly By Extracting Water From Milk
[News24Wire] A Nestle dairy factory in the Garden Route town of Mossel Bay has figured out a way to reduce its reliance on municipal water by extracting water from cow's milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A tetrapod fauna from within the Devonian Antarctic Circle
Until now, all known fossils of tetrapods (limbed vertebrates with digits) and near-tetrapods (such as Elpistostege, Tiktaalik, and Panderichthys) from the Devonian period have come from localities in tropical to subtropical paleolatitudes. Most are from Laurussia, a continent incorporating Europe, Greenland, and North America, with only one body fossil and one footprint locality from Australia representing the southern supercontinent Gondwana. Here we describe two previously unknown tetrapods from the Late Devonian (late Famennian) Gondwana locality of Waterloo Farm in South Africa, then located within the Antarctic Circl...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gess, R., Ahlberg, P. E. Tags: Evolution, Paleontology reports Source Type: news

South Africa:IFP - Rats Feast On Sick Patients in Nkonjeni Hospital
[IFP] The Inkatha Freedom Party says the report that a thirty-eight year (38) old man from Mahlabathini was allegedly gnawed to death by gigantic rats infesting the Nkonjeni Hospital is the clear indication that sick patients in government hospital are open to rodents to feed on. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news