Thousands of rands have been spent promoting breastfeeding for babies, so why do we treat mums who do like criminals, asks Sizile Makola, who has started the #BreastfeedAnywhereAnytime social media campaign.
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HIV and tuberculosis (TB) drug stock outs have hit about 14 percent of health facilities nationwide in the last nine months, according to a new study released today by civil society coalition the Stop Stock Outs Project.
Poor conditions in some National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts are causing general practitioners (GPs) to think twice about working in public health
Horror stories about public health facilities have become common, but a new entity, the Office of Health Standards Compliance, has been set up to monitor standards and it has the legal muscle to force failing institutions to improve.
Almost a quarter of Capetonians admit to starting a new relationship while still being in a relationship with someone else, according to a new study looking at sex in the Mother City.
When children in foster care turn 18, they lose their grants and are expected to become “instant adults”. This is a very difficult time as many foster children are still at school and lack the skills to support themselves.
About one in four South Africans regularly go hungry. A new government plan aims to stem hunger but risks failing without input from those hit hardest – the country’s poor, say activists.
At 15 years old, Asanda* towers over her Grade 3 classmates, most of whom are about five years younger than the East Rand teen. Asanda is one of thousands of South Africans born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), according to the University of Stellenbosch.
South African born Dr. Matshidiso Moeti yesterday became the World Health’s Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. As she takes the reigns of one of the WHO’s most important offices at a pivotal time, the doctor from KwaThema east of Johannesburg says she has never forgotten the lessons South Africa taught her.
Local experts are cautiously optimistic about last year’s cervical cancer vaccine roll-out after Australian authorities announced that vaccine is already showing positive results seven years after it was introduced in the country.