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Tackling abortion stigma in Tembisa

June 26th, 2019       News  

Activists say the stigma women face when seeking abortion services at public facilities increases the demand for unsafe abortions.

Health MEC blames treasury for Limpopo staff shortage

June 25, 2019
OurHealth  

Limpopo’s MEC for Health has called the shortage of hospital personnel a crisis. Kgapane Hospital sometimes gets midwives from nearby clinics to fill in those gaps.

Limpopo health department lets go of 540 bursary holders

June 25, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

While the health department has less than half of the personnel it requires to function effectively, activists argue it’s people who will suffer the most from these cuts.

SA lags on access to sexual and reproductive health

June 24, 2019
News  

South African women bear the brunt of inadequate policies, which are often great on paper but lacklustre when it comes to being implemented in public clinics and hospitals.

Karate instructor aims to give obesity the chop

June 21, 2019
News  

This Eastern Cape father uses karate and gardening to keep young and elderly members of his community healthy and active.

Bipolar disorder misinformation prevents people from seeking help

June 20, 2019
OurHealth  

The mental illness affects up to 1% of the population in South Africa, yet the South African yet stigma and discrimination against people bipolar stop them from getting medical attention.

Claims against Limpopo health department spike

June 19, 2019
OurHealth  

Medical negligence claims brought against the health department increased from 179 to a staggering 813 in two years. Health-e chats to two women considering legal action.

Bosses urged to support breastfeeding at work

June 19, 2019
OurHealth  

Many breastfeeding moms stop breastfeeding their babies when they go back to work because their workplace environments aren’t conducive to expressing milk.