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WATCH: Strokes and Stigma

October 15, 2018       Multimedia  

Health-e’s three-part Checkpoint documentary on strokes and stigma in South Africa.

Obesity: is it you or ‘the system’?

October 15, 2018

South Africans are getting fatter every year. Is it because we lack self-control or is it because big food companies are ruthlessly targeting this country? Kerry Cullinan, Amy Green and Pontsho Pilane report.

Our obesity epidemic is not a personal choice

October 12, 2018

The pandemic of obesity in South Africa is a result of our ‘Americanised’ food environment and the responsibility should be shifted from individuals to government policies, according to experts.

We can’t fight obesity without ending fat shaming

October 11, 2018

It’s time to ask ourselves: are we against obesity or obese people? Writes Pontsho Pilane.

Global mental health report blasts SA for Esidimeni

October 10, 2018

Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as “tragic”.

New staff developments

October 9, 2018

Health-e is proud to welcome Pontsho Pilane as a senior writer for Health-e News. She has won multiple awards including the 2018 Discovery Health Journalist of the Year award. Pontsho is interested in exploring how gender, race and class intersect with healthcare.

Brushing up on dental hygiene

October 9, 2018

Mbombela, Mpumalanga – Sarah Masina is an unemployed single mother of four who has gone most of her life without ever going to the dentist.

Injectable contraceptives shortage in Limpopo is ‘not a crisis’

October 9, 2018

While injectable contraceptives are in short supply at Limpopo’s public health facilities emerges, the Department of Health (DoH) maintains there is no crisis and patients need to simply opt for other methods of family planning.