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.
One hails from Mumbai and the other from Khayelitsha but the pair has teamed up after surviving the planet’s deadliest infectious disease; tuberculosis (TB). Toxic treatment robbed both women of their hearing and a newer, safer, drug is unaffordable leaving many people with the choice between deafness or death.
With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.
Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has removed the entire management team at Tshilidzini Hospital because of shocking mismanagement at the public healthcare facility.
LIMPOPO – Hlokomela Organisation will be distributing 70 000 mosquito nets as part of their community outreach Stop Malaria campaign in mid-February.