Activists say the stigma women face when seeking abortion services at public facilities increases the demand for unsafe abortions.
Limpopo’s MEC for Health has called the shortage of hospital personnel a crisis. Kgapane Hospital sometimes gets midwives from nearby clinics to fill in those gaps.
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While the health department has less than half of the personnel it requires to function effectively, activists argue it’s people who will suffer the most from these cuts.
South African women bear the brunt of inadequate policies, which are often great on paper but lacklustre when it comes to being implemented in public clinics and hospitals.
The mental illness affects up to 1% of the population in South Africa, yet the South African yet stigma and discrimination against people bipolar stop them from getting medical attention.