Limpopo clinics solve vaccine stock outs

Following previous OurHealth reports about vaccine stockouts in Limpopo’s Vhembe district, mothers report some stock outs may have been solved.
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Hair-straightening products could pose serious health risk – UCT study

PRESS RELEASE: Dangerous concentrations of formaldehyde found in seven brands sold in SA.
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Sewage lands on lunch

One Soshanguve resident got a rude surprise for lunch.
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No ambulances as rain sweeps road away

Heavy rains and bad roads cut off ambulance access to one clinic in rural Limpopo, leaving villagers to take the matter into their own...
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Netcare litigation won’t slow health inquiry

A process to secure a replacement for KPMG in the Competition Commission’s inquiry into private health care costs is well under way following a...
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Health-e nominated for African Story Challenge award

The Health-e News team’s special investigation into childhood vaccinations has been named as one the top three entries in the African Story Challenge (health...
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Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital gets new staff

The North West’s Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex has added almost 100 new staff members as it welcomes new medical officers and, hopefully, specialists.
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Childhood TB cases spark calls for wider screening

One new mother’s good deed may have exposed her seven-month-old baby to tuberculosis (TB).
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Women still falling through PMTCT cracks

South Africa has charted steady and significant decreases in mother-to-child HIV transmission rates in recent years but prevention of mother-to-child HIV (PMTCT) campaigns may...
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ARV programme saves 780 000 lives

South Africa’s HIV antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme saved 780 000 lives between 2003 and 2012, according to a recently released independent review.
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