The Week of Health in Africa
Army Takes Over, Access to HIV Treatment Halted by Strikes in South Africa
As South Africa’s health system is crippled by strikes the Government warns health workers of contributing to murder. HIV/AIDS treatment access has also been halted as the health system ceases to function. Strikers are demanding increased pay due to their insubstantial compensation. Should they be paid more?
- Army Medical Teams Move into Strike-Bound Hospitals
- Health Minister Warns of Murder as Staff Strike at Hospitals
- Strike Jeopardizes HIV Treatment
- Government Threatens Action Against Health, Security Strikers
- National Public Sector Strike Hits HIV Treatment
- Nation Becomes a Victim of its ARV Treatment Success
- Public Health Strained by Nurses Strike
The Water Utilities Corporation in Botswana is breaking ground on a facility to treat waste water in order to supply a water source for the country. Many citizens have expressed disgust at the thought of drinking waste water, but the program holds great potential as water scarcity increases across the continent and around the world.
David Rieff takes on the US Secretary of State’s approach to global health and development calling it naive, contradictory and muddled.
Doctors Without Borders has raised the alarm that this is, “No time to quit! The HIV crisis is far from over.” As economic recession hits, many countries around the world are decreasing their aid funding for HIV/AIDS treatments. The Obama Administration has come under fire for their cuts to HIV/ AIDS and PEPFAR funding.
Patients in Mozambique will no longer be forced to use U.S. Dollars to pay for treatments. This is an important move to increase access to health care in the country.
Cholera Outbreak Grips Nigeria
The need for clean water is demonstrated as cholera rapidly spreads across Nigeria and neighboring countries. As a common disease and treatable disease, the recent cholera outbreak calls for greater access to clean water sources for impoverished communities.