Township ER

Public healthcare in South Africa is approaching crisis levels. Hospitals are underfunded and overcrowded and there is a chronic shortage of doctors and nurses. Township ER profiles five doctors, from five different cultures, on call at Ngwelezana hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. Over a 30-hour shift, they treat everything, from routine appendicitis to life-threatening gunshot wounds. Showcasing the dedication and expertise of these men and women, Township ER presents an unfiltered picture of the challenges facing South Africa’s doctors today.

Producer: Francois Wahl

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PART 3

PART 4