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Kenyan youth group fights trafficking through shared economic empowerment

July 16, 2018       Multimedia   News   Trafficking  

Kenyan youth are being trafficked, largely to Qatar, under false promises of job opportunities. A grassroots youth group in Mathare is coming together to find alternatives.

Diabetic battles to eat right despite amputation

July 16, 2018
Diabetes   Nutrition   Obesity   OurHealth  

Despite having undergone the amputation of half of her right foot three years ago due to diabetes, Morongwa Tsatsi (65) of Alexandra township still battles to follow the healthy diet required for her condition.

Winter blues for poor families

July 16, 2018

EASTERN CAPE – As winter takes hold and doctors and nurses urge people to stay warm in their homes, difficulties mount for poor people who live in poverty and homelessness.

Nurses stop working after hours over safety concerns

July 13, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Nurses at Mutale Health Centre in Tshilamba, outside Thohoyandou, have stopped working after hours, saying they do not feel safe at night inside dilapidated and damaged buildings.

Is this granny the oldest person in Vhembe?

July 12, 2018

LIMPOPO – Farming, exercising and eating fresh fruit and vegetables has kept Alilali Nyamuofhe Nevondo of Lwamondo village, outside Thohoyandou healthy and strong for 112 years.

Vaping industry slams new tobacco bill

July 11, 2018

Ignorant and not based on scientific evidence. This is how vaping activists describe the latest bill on tobacco, which they say is based on fear of the unknown.

Centre for the elderly faces closure

July 11, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Denzhe-Lwamutsha Place of Care in Lwamondo Village, outside Thohoyandou – home to over 100 elderly people, is facing closure.

A 13-year-old forced to become mom’s caregiver

July 10, 2018

MPUMALANGA – The 13-year-old daughter of a single mother who recently survived a second stroke has become the woman’s caregiver.