Colombian activists fighting against junk food recently won an important victory in their Consitutional Court
ALEXANDRA – The City of Joburg has embarked on a diabetes awareness campaign in an effort to educate residents of the large township on the dangers of the illness, now ranked the second cause of natural deaths after TB.
Kwa-Zulu Natal – The EThekwini District is still battling to recover after the massive thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rains that hit the area in October resulting in eight deaths, many people injured and bad damage to 60 hospital wards.
The critical care work done by the Alexandra Hospice will no longer be disrupted by the frequent power cuts experienced in the area thanks to the donation of blankets and a generator from African Bank.
HIV and AIDS
South Africans need to determine what values we want, said South African scientist Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim shortly after being appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.
South Africa is one of seven countries responsible for the majority of the world’s tuberculosis (TB) burden, according to the 2017 Global TB Report published last month. The goal, set by the World Health Assembly, to effectively end TB by 2035 will not be met unless the country meets its own targets.