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.
The UN's global health policy related to universal health coverage should be grounded in primary health care -- with meaningful benchmarks to ensure patient participation.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.
South Africa has the potential to improve primary health care.
Community-based HIV programmes helps improve access to health care.
Alexander Fleming's work has helped countless people over the last nine decades.
A new study has found that employing lay health workers at clinics can improve the way patients receive treatment.
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
Setting up 24 hour clinics in a busy metropole such as Johannesburg would help those who need health care most.
People who attempt suicide can access medical care at their clinics but psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers are not part of the primary health care setting.
From the moment their baby is born, Australian parents receive conflicting advice on how to cope with newborn issues. What we are doing wastes our resources, but we're not investing in alternatives.
The 94 people with mental health disorders who died after they were moved from the Life Esidemeni facility and put into inadequate care shows the poor state of mental health care in South Africa.
Africa is the last continent to embrace the need to train family physicians as a key component of the primary health care team and district hospitals.
In some parts of Australia, patients are twice to three times more likely to avoid seeing their GP because they can't afford it, according to figures released today.
To turn around the performance of South Africa's health system and make it more equal, there are three challenges that need to be addressed.
On closing the asylums, Australia failed to invest in an alternative model of community mental health care. So there are few alternatives between the GP surgery and the hospital emergency department.
The South African government's plan to provide universal access to health care seems to be slipping off its priority list.
With GPs facing greater economic pressure and the health minister considering legislative change to make it easier for GP to charge them, GP co-payments, like Lazarus, may rise again from the dead.
Health-care providers need to view the health of young gay men within a broader context of personal health and not solely defined by HIV.