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Bipolar disorder misinformation prevents people from seeking help

June 20th, 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.

From the farm to the table

June 18, 2019
OurHealth  

An organic farmer has started a farming movement in Soweto townships that support 5 000 children from 12 schools, 80 pensioners and other people from the community.

#ECHOResults: Now we know, but it’s no victory

June 16, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

While the study results have allayed the fears of many, they have also pointed a finger at an enemy that we’ve conveniently ignored at the expense of black women’s lives.

#SAAIDS2019: ‘Allow generics of lifesaving drugs’

June 14, 2019
News  

Activists want a multinational pharmaceutical company to lower the overinflated price of ground-breaking TB drug.

#SAAIDS2019: Key populations delay 90-90-90 goals targets

June 13, 2019
News  

People with a higher risk of contracting HIV still lag behind in staying on treatment and in the system.

#SAAIDS2019: 3 things to know about the ECHO study

June 13, 2019
News  

Uncertainty is put to rest but study highlights need to step up HIV prevention efforts in high-burden countries — particularly for young women.