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Rural youth offers a lifeline to depressed teens

August 17, 2018       OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The many young women of Vhembe that are abused or traumatised and end up either keeping their pain to themselves or committing suicide now have someone keen to help them.

Nurse tackles gender gap in healthcare

August 17, 2018
OurHealth  

Ikageng has seven general practitioners, all of whom are men, but Sister Vuiswa Leseka has opened a private clinic in the North West township and aims to challenge the gender gap in healthcare.

Contingency plans for health department strike

August 16, 2018
News  

The country’s medicine regulatory body has developed “contingency plans” to ensure that it’s “lifesaving” mandate is not disrupted amid continued protest action at the National Department of Health’s (NDoH) headquarters.

Unemployment prevents healthy eating

August 16, 2018
OurHealth  

While health experts advise people to stick to a healthy diet, the current economic climate is making this difficult for many.

Adoption red tape denies orphan a home

August 15, 2018
News   OurHealth  

ALEXANDRA – A lack of professional capacity and despite tireless work by an elderly couple to take her into foster care, 12-year-old Lebogang Mokoka has never had a family.

How money-wise gogos avoid loan sharks?

August 14, 2018
OurHealth  

FREE STATE – A small group of grannies, all strapped for money but determined not to make use of loan sharks, have come up with a unique savings plan that benefits both themselves and others.

The secret pain of sex workers and their children

August 14, 2018
News  

Most sex workers hide what they do for a living from those closest to them – especially their own children, causing pain and distrust mainly because South Africa does not legitimise their work.

Dumped foetus highlights backstreet abortions

August 14, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – The recent discovery of a foetus dumped in a bin by a Gamagara municipal workers has highlighted the issue of young women failing to access safe abortions at their local clinics and instead choosing other harmful solutions.