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Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

February 18th, 2019       News  

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

Small changes in diet make a big difference

February 15, 2019
News  

A lot of South African adults are so physically inactive that they are at risk of getting sick as a result of not exercising.

Hope for rural NPO after their eviction

February 14, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP), a rural domestic violence NGO evicted from their offices in December, has been given renewed hope thanks to a generous donation.

Two women vs ‘big pharma’ to fight TB

February 13, 2019
News  

One hails from Mumbai and the other from Khayelitsha but the pair has teamed up after surviving the planet’s deadliest infectious disease; tuberculosis (TB). Toxic treatment robbed both women of their hearing and a newer, safer, drug is unaffordable leaving many people with the choice between deafness or death.

Food safety a threat to global health and economies

February 12, 2019
News  

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.

Tshilidzini hospital management removed for incompetence

February 12, 2019
OurHealth  

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has removed the entire management team at Tshilidzini Hospital because of shocking mismanagement at the public healthcare facility.

Eskom wants to dodge air pollution rules – again

February 11, 2019
News  

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told last week’s Mining Indaba that government is investing in research to develop ‘clean coal technologies’. But Eskom’s power stations show that coal-based power cannot be clean.

Thousands mosquito nets distributed in Malaria fight

February 8, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Hlokomela Organisation will be distributing 70 000 mosquito nets as part of their community outreach Stop Malaria campaign in mid-February.