Vaccines: Only mandate the ‘mandatable’…or we will shoot ourselves in the foot

The pace of the Covid-19 pandemic is such that bold leadership is called for, especially when the impact of policy options is uncertain. Evidence of success or failure follows the trailblazers; and it is inevitable that political instinct rather than clear-cut fact will have to drive some major decisions. In the heat of the moment, […]

Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout – A story from Kwa-Zulu Natal

IS IT YOUR TURN TO REGISTER FOR THE VACCINE? FOLLOW THE EASY STEPS BELOW. This story written by Jess Nicholson first appeared in the Mail & Guardian on 02 July 2021. View a pdf here. This article was commissioned by DGMT. Jess Nicholson is a writer and copy editor based in Durban.

Developing health care professionals for rural areas

The Umthombo Youth Development Foundation (UYDF) exists to address the shortages of qualified health care staff at rural hospitals and to improve health care delivery to the local indigent population. This is achieved through the identification, training and support of rural youth to become qualified health care professionals, who in return are required to work […]