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Patients share one toilet at Sibasa

July 18, 2018       OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The Vhembe District Office of the Department of Health has undertaken to repair damaged toilets at Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela outside Thohoyandou following several complaints made by patients.

Sub-Saharan Africa makes most progress against HIV – UNAIDS

July 18, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa has made the most progress against HIV, cutting the rate of new infections by 30% in the past seven years in contrast to the global average of 18%.

South Africa slashes HIV infection rate by 44%

July 18, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth   Reports  

Over the past five years, SA has cut its rate of new HIV infections by 44%, but young people are still at risk, according to theSouth African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey of 2017.

Expecting moms ignore alcohol dangers

July 17, 2018

NORTH WEST – Tshegofatso Makroti, a 30-year old mother from Ikageng township in Potchefstroom who drank alcohol regularly through five pregnancies, believes that although two of her babies were stillborn her drinking was not a problem.

Limpopo Health lambasted over insensitive tweet

July 17, 2018
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

The Limpopo Department of Health (DoH) has apologised for a tweet from its official Twitter account claiming that anyone who dies of HIV today does so by choice.

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.