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When love hurts and there's no money

February 16, 2018       News  

It’s Valentine’s Day, but after years of abuse Jade is trying to make a life for herself and her four kids without a man. Meanwhile researchers puzzle about how to ensure that shelters – a crucial safe space in the fight against gender-based violence – are properly funded.

Rural woman gives hope to disabled kids

February 16, 2018

LIMPOPO – The death of her disabled child caused was so painful for a Limpopo villager that she has established an aid organisation to help other children in need.

Family ditches muti for epilepsy treatment

February 15, 2018

MPUMALANGA – After a 6-year-old girl suffered numerous seizures and took unnecessary treatment from local sangomas, she has finally been properly diagnosed with epilepsy and is doing well on treatment.

Food insecurity a hard reality to escape

February 14, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – For six children from Mashau village, outside Louis Trichardt, being raised by a single parent who is unemployed means the only decent meals they get are through feeding schemes at school.

Fatty food a risk for gallstones

February 13, 2018

Vumile Hlophe from Soshanguve ignored strange body pains and cramps for several months before they grew so bad she had to be hospitalised. Sharon Nkosi writes that the ongoing discomfort she had ignored turned out to be gallstones – a condition that will be fixed when she undergoes surgery at the end of this month.

Life Esidimeni: Untold consequences of trauma

February 12, 2018

Families of the 140-plus psychiatric patients who died after being moved from Life Esidimeni facilities to irregularly registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have suffered so much that some themselves are now dying.

Contraception, HIV and control over black women’s bodies

February 12, 2018

The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use public health. HEALTH-E’s Amy Green reports.

Sick mother encourages cervical cancer checks

February 9, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – A late diagnosis of cervical cancer has urged Mpumalanga mother Phumzile Mlombo to urge other women to check regularly for the disease to ensure early diagnosis and a better chance of survival.