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Shrikant Peters

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Shrikant Peters is a medical doctor and lecturer, specialising in Public Health Medicine at the Western Cape Department of Health and the University of Cape Town. He holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of South Africa. He has worked at Addington, Mahatma Gandhi, Eerste River and Hillbrow Hospitals. He has a special interest in the improvement of quality in the public healthcare sector and writes in his personal capacity. He is a practicing Catholic (but could always use some more practice).

COVID-19 and the devil’s peak

The numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to increase daily and medical facilities in several provinces have already announced that they have reached...

COVID-19 and the blame game

Shrikant Peters continues his series looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the country's medical resources. In this piece, he examines the...

COVID-19 and the original sin of South Africa

Although the South African government implemented very strict lockdown measures, the number of new COVID-19 cases during this period have increased exponentially....

Finding peace during lockdown

South Africa will wake up to a nationwide lockdown on 26 March and many other countries around the world are already facing...

The influence of economics on health

Many South Africans had hoped that the 2020 Budget Speech on 20 February would provide greater clarity on plans for the National Health Insurance...

The uncommon cold – a healthy response to the coronavirus

The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has, understandably, created a lot of anxiety, especially among those whose immune systems may be...

The National Health Insurance — vision and practical implications

The proposals for a state-funded National Health Insurance (NHI) policy have generated a great deal of media reporting and reaction. While many...

The Catholic origins of healthcare in South Africa

All South Africans today have access to health care. For some, it is world class. For others it is barely adequate. Nevertheless,...

IN-DEPTH — Why the Ebola outbreak in the DRC should be everyone’s concern

One year after an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the crisis is far from over. Sarah-Leah Pimentel...

Catholic Pride

Recalling the flames that recently devoured a section of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Shrikant Peters reflects on the universality of the Catholic faith that transcends all national boundaries and cultures, and reveals itself in ordinary, everyday situations.

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