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South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni says the IMF loan will limit the country’s economic vulnerabilities which have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

The IMF’s $4bn loan for South Africa: the pros, cons and potential pitfalls

The IMF loan does not impose any conditions over and above what is in South African law on how the funds can be used; it only seems to expect the country to implement policies already announced.
A nurse demonstrates how to perform a swab test in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images

Ten ways South Africa can step-up care for its healthcare workers

Healthcare workers bear the extraordinary practical and psychological challenges of working daily with the threat of infection and for many months.
A healthcare worker in a protective suit is seen at a quarantine and isolation centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

How COVID-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in South Africa

The redirection of resources to COVID-19 has enormous consequences for the provision of healthcare services for other diseases, in particular, HIV programmes.
The Thusong Multipurpose Center in Khayelitsha which will serve as a COVID-19 site in Cape Town, South Africa. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South Africa

Involving senior health science students in the everyday practice helped address the workload in facilities, improved quality of patient care, and increased patient and staff satisfaction.
A general view during the country’s first human clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine in Soweto, South Africa. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images

COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa: everything you need to know

There isn't enough clinical research being done in Africa. This has had a lot of repercussions in terms of the timing when interventions become available and effective in high income countries.
People exercising in Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dino Lloyd/Gallo Images via Getty Images

South Africans must be healthier for universal healthcare to succeed

South Africa faces high levels of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The NHI is likely to battle to cope with treating large numbers of sick people.
A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country’s first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against COVID-19 in Soweto, South Africa. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images

COVID-19 vaccine: the challenges of running a trial in the middle of a pandemic

In a pandemic like this one, the priority is to save lives. But without a vaccine, there's a limit in the tools available to save lives.

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