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Fears of birth defects prompt warnings about new HIV...

May 25, 2018       News  

Within a week the “revolutionary” new HIV drug dolutegravir has gone from panacea to pariah. Recent data from a Botswana study linking the drug to birth defects has seen the highest international health bodies issuing public warnings.

Community demands the rebuilding of clinic

May 25, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LOMPOPO – Cracked walls and damaged ceilings characterise the Lephepane Clinic outside Tzaneen where the clinic committee is demanding that the facility be rebuilt.

CHAPS promote MMC over mountain initiations

May 25, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – As June fast approaches many young boys in the Vhembe district will be sent to mountain schools for circumcision at the annual winter initiation schools.

Teens admit to negative social media influence

May 24, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Northern Cape – Teenagers attending a recent Girls Talk show held by civil society Sector Leader Masego Gaserekwe, who is also a training facilitator for FAMSA have admitted that social media is impacting badly on their lives.

Gum disease can be prevented

May 23, 2018
Diseases and Disorders   News   OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – Many moms say they are not aware of gum disease when their children are diagnosed with the condition, unaware that it can be easily prevented by good dental hygiene and brushing twice a day.

‘All roads lead to universal health coverage’

May 22, 2018
News  

Countries around the world are making progress in improving access to healthcare for their citizens, and Rwanda has managed to cover 90 percent of citizens, the World Health Assembly hears.

Limpopo Health cuts ties with ARVs distributor

May 22, 2018
HIV Treatment   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be monitoring the readiness of public health facilities in Moutse before the Department of Health begins the process of transferring HIV patients from the Ndlovu Care Group into public health facilities of their choice.

How to stop strikes from killing patients

May 21, 2018
News  

Patients have died as a result of the recent strike in North West. Doctors and nurses were also chased out of operating theatres and wards by strikers. How can patients and health workers be protected from becoming victims of a fight that is aimed an employer?