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Medicines stockout crisis in North West

April 19, 2018       News  

The cash-strapped North West Health Department has said that the lives of chronically ill patients in the province are now threatened due to ongoing workers strikes as medical supplies have been heavily affected.

Hospital patients abandoned during strike

April 19, 2018
News  

MPUMALANGA – After two days of being left to cope without meals, clean gowns and bedding, patients at Themba Hospital in Kabokweni, Mpumalanga are once again receiving proper care. Disgruntled workers are the hospital embarked on strike action on Monday citing bad working conditions as the cause.

Quality of food, not just quantity important for Africa

April 18, 2018
News  

Unless the quality of food that Africans eat is addressed, the continent will not be able to address under-nutrition and obesity-related diseases or meet global nutrition goals.

Malpractice suits undermining SA health system

April 18, 2018
News  

The increasing number of medical malpractice litigation claims in South Africa have been described as an ‘explosion’ by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, who warns that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust.

Angry contractors leave a school without toilets

April 17, 2018
News   OurHealth   Water & Sanitation  

LIMPOPO – While most of the schools damaged during demarcation protests in Vuwani have been renovated, Frank Mukhaswakule Primary School in Mashau village has been left with unfinished classrooms, dilapidated old pit toilets and dangerous holes on the school grounds.

Children face hunger as thieves target school feeding programmes

April 16, 2018
News  

In the past few weeks Gauteng schools have been rocked by robberies with thieves targeting computers and food meant for the school nutrition programme. 

Municipality fails to address poor sanitation

April 13, 2018
News   OurHealth   Water & Sanitation  

EASTERN CAPE – For the people of Flagstaff access to basic sanitation services remains a massive and ongoing challenge, and even the municipal efforts underway to address the problem are failing.

Dead bodies and food contamination: Your questions answered

April 10, 2018
News  

This week the Sowetan reported that food products were being stored under the same roof as a mortuary in Pretoria East sparking concerns about food contamination.