FEATURE: The trauma of the public healthcare system
Mental health problems, HIV and Aids, pregnancy complications and other issues affect all South Africans. But not all of us have access to the same quality of healthcare. And it's poor people who feel it the most. Eyewitness News takes a look at what the public healthcare system looks like - and how it affects millions of South Africans.
South Africa has the highest number of people in the world living with HIV despite the percentage of HIV declining by 16%. KwaZulu-Natal has the highest prevalence in the country. EWN visited Eshowe, a community which has drastically reduced the number of infections to find out how they did it with the help of Doctors Without Borders. But what will happen when they leave?67 days ago
This success was achieved through the intervention of foreign medical aid, specifically the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF).56 days ago