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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).

Vaccine hesitancy, efficacy and rollout

Controversy and misinformation have thwarted the effort of governments around the world in rolling out COVID-19 vaccination programmes. Shrikant Peters, a medical doctor, dispels...

Life is more than dust devils

Shrikant Peters describes the emotional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on healthcare workers in 2020. He reminds us that life is more...

Getting back to normal — Is it even possible?

The world has changed dramatically in less than a year. Shrikant Peters looks beyond the immediate health crisis and examines the impact of the...

Battling corruption in the South African healthcare system

South Africa is reeling from the latest corruption scandal, this time in the tender process for the procurement of COVID-19 medical supplies. Shrikant Peters...

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 patient capacity....

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 statistical models...

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. Irrespective...

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 similar restrictions...

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 (NHI) plan....

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 weak. That,...

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