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Landmark ARV pricing deal to save SA billions

September 22, 2017       News  

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, says a landmark pricing deal announced by UNAids will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment.

Jeppe Clinic renovations ‘on track’ for October 1 re-opening

September 22, 2017

Revelations that Jeppe Clinic – closed down by the Gauteng Health Department in April for urgent renovations – may not be ready to re-open on October 1 have sparked high level action.

Stigma keeps women from seeking counselling before abortion

September 21, 2017

When Maria terminated her pregnancy in 2007 she had no idea how it would continue to haunt her.

MULTIMEDIA: From blesser to sex trafficker

September 20, 2017
Multimedia   News  

Activists warn against the normalisation of the sugar daddy or blesser culture, where girls are lured into sex in exchange for material goods, bringing them closer to trafficking.

‘Prophet’ accused of rape gets bail

September 20, 2017
OurHealth   Rural Health   Sexual Violence  

LIMPOPO – Pastor Confidence Monyela (32), accused of raping young girls in one-on-one prayer sessions, was granted R12 000 bail by the Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Young, pregnant and abandoned by the system

September 19, 2017

There is little support for young, vulnerable pregnant women – and this is fuelling the high number of abandoned and orphaned babies. HEALTH-E’s UFRIEDA HO reports.

Women use gardening to fight malnutrition in their village

September 19, 2017

The Bomme Ke Nako food garden project is situated 55 kilometres outside Kuruman in a village called Vergenoeg.

‘Rapidly increasing’ life expectancy but disease threatens progress

September 15, 2017

The latest Global Burden of Disease study data shows that South Africa continues to battle with HIV, road injuries and violence as well as diseases related to obesity.