Mixed report for global health progress

AFP, 22 September 2016, timeslive. The world has made progress in curbing infant mortality, stunted growth and other poverty-driven problems, while obesity, alcohol abuse and partner violence has risen, a major review of UN health goals said. “Progress varied widely,” said The Lancet medical journal which published the assessment of 188 countries’ progress since 1990, […]

HASA pleads the case for private medical schools

Staff reporter, 21 September 2016, bizcommunity. The world average of doctors to population stood at 152 per 100,000 in 2013. In South Africa it stood at a paltry 60 per 100,000. The reason are not unfamiliar in the South African context – large inequalities in the distribution of resources between the public and the private […]