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Wonder drug helps fight against drug-resistant TB

June 15, 2018       News  

A death sentence. That is how the deadliest form of tuberculosis (TB) is often described. But breakthrough data from South Africa on the blockbuster anti-TB drug bedaquiline could change the fate of people with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).

President called upon to attend global TB meeting

June 15, 2018
News  

Civil society groups are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend a historic global tuberculosis (TB) meeting in September, as a show of political will in ending South Africa’s top killer.

Rural communities willing to donate blood

June 14, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

Rural communities believe that while donating blood is an important service, most donors live in urban areas while villagers feel little is being done to target them as an untapped source of blood.

Blood connects us all – World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2018
News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

EASTERN CAPE – Every year on June 14 countries around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day – an event that serves to thanks voluntary donor for their blood.

Mabuza: Youth are the key to fighting TB

June 13, 2018
News  

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on young people to become “champions” for South Africa’s deadliest disease, tuberculosis (TB), at the opening of the 5th South African TB Conference on Tuesday in Durban.

VIDEO: Hungry for Education

June 13, 2018
Multimedia   News  

This is Kabelo and Keabetswe’s story about how a daily feeding scheme impacted their ability to perform at school.

HIV positive mom’s breastfeeding worries

June 13, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – After living in denial of being HIV positive, a rural mother has finally come to accept her status through a process of questioning whether or not to breastfeed her new baby.

Patients forced to sleep on the floor

EASTERN CAPE – Patients from rural Mbizana, who rely on state transport to get them to Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Umthatha for specialist treatment, have to sleep on the floor while they wait for an ambulance.