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Nutrition education material for primary schools

June 21, 2018       News  

Work is underway to not only teach the school children of Gauteng the basics of balanced and healthy eating, but to also train them to share the information with others.

Help needed for three starving brothers

June 21, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Three siblings from Duthuni village, outside Thohoyandou have been left alone to fend for themselves after their mother was left bedridden by a stroke last December.

Wasting food while others are hungry

June 20, 2018
News  

In South Africa, an average of 12 million people (almost a quarter of the population) go to bed hungry every night – yet our country has the largest proportion of food wastage in Africa.

Massive shake-up of health laws ahead of NHI

June 20, 2018
News  

Health Minister tells MPs to ready themselves to dismantle health laws to make way for a universal health system – the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.

Patients turned away due to staff shortages

June 20, 2018
News  

KWA ZULU-NATAL – Patients visiting Waterfall Clinic west of Durban have, for the past few weeks, been turned back home without receiving treatment due to a shortage of staff at the clinic.

World first for SA: All-access for blockbuster TB drug

June 19, 2018
News  

South Africa made history on Monday when the health department announced that all drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients will be eligible to receive the new medicine, bedaquiline, becoming the first country to do so.

Sports offers a brighter future for disabled learners

June 19, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Rural parents who refuse to allow their disabled and intellectually impaired children to participate in sports derail their progress and rob them a chance to learn valuable life skills and possibly also block off career possibilities.

Wonder drug helps fight against drug-resistant TB

June 18, 2018
News  

A death sentence. That is how the deadliest form of tuberculosis (TB) is often described. But breakthrough data from South Africa on the blockbuster anti-TB drug bedaquiline could change the fate of people with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).