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World Aids Day: Still a need to increase awareness

December 1, 2018
AIDS 2018   OurHealth  

As the globe marks World Aids Day on December 1, the call has again gone out for people to join the fight against HIV and Aids, with the event being used as an opportunity to educate people and to remember those who have passed away.

Violence ruins lives: Villagers take action

November 26, 2018
OurHealth  

EASTERN CAPE – Ahead of the annual marking of 16 Days of Activism for no violence against Women and Children, rural villagers have taken to the streets to speak out.

Parents building school toilets for their kids

November 19, 2018
News  

The ongoing challenge of pit toilets at schools is continuing, with the situation in the Eastern Cape become so dire that parents have taken to actually building toilets themselves.

Young people shun contraceptives

September 27, 2018
OurHealth  

EASTERN CAPE – Despite ongoing campaigns and intervention programmes promoting safe sex, contraceptive use remains a controversial issue for South African youth.

Widespread ignorance about STIs in SA

September 26, 2018
OurHealth  

Health experts have warned that sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in South Africa, and say that young people – between the ages of 15 and 24 – are the most likely to contract an STI.

Second round of HPV vaccinations underway

September 13, 2018
OurHealth  

Grade 4 girls across the Flagstaff circuit in the Eastern Cape are being vaccinated for the second round against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) after the departments of health and education launched the HPV vaccination campaign.

HIV-positive mom warns against using muti

September 13, 2018
OurHealth  

Nomsa Nyali was diagnosed with HIV when she was 22 and pregnant. Her son is now 16 – she lives to encourage other HIV-positive people to be brave.