Ageing brings a smorgasbord of health issues that South Africa is barely grappling with. Dementia is one of these, yet a lot can be done to slow down its progression – if only someone would pay attention.
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Alcohol remains a killer on the country’s roads, and despite government proposals to curb drinking holes, taverns continue to flourish.
Doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals are asked to apply to join a Department of Health expert panel that will review the primary health care essential medicine list.
In some corners of South Africa, those living with mental disorders are still tied to trees and denied food by the very people meant to protect them – their families. As mental illness remains shrouded in stigma, real questions remain about where South Africa is in the fight for better mental health
We’ve finally been given government’s blue-print for how it plans to marry the private and public health sectors – the NHI White Paper. But many areas are fuzzy, particularly how it will persuade private doctors to work in a system that is likely to mean more work and less pay.
The Free State Health Department has lost almost a quarter of its doctors in the last year. At Welkom’s Bongani Regional Hospital, the strain is beginning to show with deadly consequences for Free State women.
It was a hard, cold winter in the North West where hospitals reported everything from pillows to hot water was in short supply. The province’s financial crisis has left some patients out in the cold as moratoriums on everything from hospital maintenance to new appointments stretch the health system thin.
Nomadlozi Mazibuko claims she was injured on the job. More than a month later, she claims her Johannesburg firm is withholding the paperwork she needs for treatment.
From London to Diepsloot, the number of outdoor gyms in city parks in on the rise. We look at how Soweto’s latest outdoor gym in Phiri Park is helping get South Africans moving.
As South Africa continues to battle the worst drought in more than two decades, small farmers in Limpopo are reporting that hundreds of chickens have already fallen victim to the rising heat in a turn that could financially ruin farmers and leave households hungry.