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Tembisa youth unite to feed hungry residents

February 21st, 2019       OurHealth  

The Last Supper is the name of a group of volunteers who have joined forces to do their bit to feed hungry people in Tembisa – offering once-a-month meals to the local organisations helping people in need.

#Budget2019: Tiny increase in sugary drinks tax

February 20, 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced a marginal increase in the tax on sugary drinks during his Budget speech, mainly to “avoid an erosion in the value of the tax due to inflation”.

President’s broken promise leaves disabled kids desperate

February 20, 2019

The founder of Tembisa’s only care facility for children with disabilities is confused after land promised to them by the president has not materialised.

Stationery stockout jeopardises patient confidentiality

February 20, 2019

NORTHERN CAPE – Kuruman Clinic, a primary care public health facility, has been short of patient files for six months.

Turning cries into giggles – clowns helping sick kids

February 19, 2019

Think that red-nosed jokers belong only in the circus? Are painted faces the stuff of your nightmares? Enter the medical clown – a new profession that is literally giving life to the old saying “laughter is the best form of medicine”.

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

February 18, 2019

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

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

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.