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Drug-resistant TB hard to root out

March 24th, 2019       Tuberculosis (TB)  

WORLD TB DAY: Although South Africa has the highest per capita burden of drug-resistant TB in the world, there are many barriers to addressing this - as one patient found out when it took doctors two years to diagnose him.

Eskom’s Suffocating Stranglehold

March 22, 2019
Multimedia  

Eskom’s cluster of 12 coal-fired power stations in Mpumalanga is the biggest source of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the world, according to environmental rights organisation Greenpeace.

Hospital progress praised

March 22, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The new management team at Tshilidzini Hospital, outside Thohoyandou, has rolled up their sleeves and is getting the hospital back on track. This is after the previous administration was fired for incompetence.

Making farming fashionable for health

March 20, 2019
OurHealth  

An entrepreneurial Limpopo farmer has a fresh solution to many of South Africa’s problems: to instil a culture of eating fruit and vegetables, especially among youth in rural areas

New students reluctant to test for HIV

March 19, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Only a handful of new students at Vhembe TVET College’s Makwarela campus rolled up their sleeves for an HIV test, and the head of the campus clinic is concerned.

Top three parties’ position on sexual & reproductive justice

March 18, 2019
Gender   Opinion & Commentary  

Do you know what your favourite political party’s stance is on sex work, gender-based violence and abortion?

Neglected clinic’s unbearable stench

March 15, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – A water crisis, piles of stinking garbage and a shortage of HIV tests are the triple challenges staff and patients at the Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela, outside Thohoyandou, deal with daily.

Shorter cure for resistant TB

March 14, 2019
News  

Drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) can be cured in less than half the time, cutting costs and improving the chances that patients will complete the gruelling treatment, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.