This hospital, despite its humble status, is a beacon of hope in the province. It has seen a 30 per cent reduction in deaths since 2006 and its neonatal unit has reduced the number of exposed infants who test positive for HIV at six weeks of age.
An example of how nursing provides the backbone of healthcare — and how it can be part of a model for best practice — comes from Limpopo.
Government and a host of different stakeholders have come up with ways to reduce neonatal deaths in Gauteng hospitals.
Meet the 2008 International Midwife Award recipients