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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).

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,...

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 people agree...

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, as Shrikant...

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 and Shrikant...

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.

About to die — The Cliff Edge

The mere mention of death startles most, leaving us uneasy. Imagine what it must be like for those who have to face death almost...

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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...

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, as Shrikant...

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