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Prevent obesity and prevent diabetes ‘tsunami’

November 14, 2017

WORLD DIABETES DAY: One in 11 adults worldwide is living with diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) which released the new estimates in its Diabetes Atlas today.

Parliament finally ready to vote on sugary drinks tax

November 8, 2017

The tax on sugary drinks will finally go before Parliament to be voted on within the next few weeks after more than a year of intense consultation.

‘Hungry people are angry people’

November 6, 2017
News   Nutrition  

Fourteen million South Africans are going to bed hungry every night. But the handover of land to farm workers in Rustler’s Valley, initiated by activists Jay and Kumi Naidoo and Gino Govender, is enabling once destitute people to feed themselves

Health-e’s ‘Esidimeni’ TV documentaries win Vodacom award

October 25, 2017

Health-e’s former TV journalist, Kyla Hermannsen (pictured), was part of a winning entry for a series on Esidemini. Two of the documentaries were produced while she was at Health-e.

WHO’s Tedros loses goodwill over Mugabe

October 23, 2017

OPINION: Robert Mugabe had his ‘Des van Rooyen moment’ last week, when he was briefly appointed as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs, then had the position rescinded yesterday after a huge international outcry. But what was the WHO thinking when it appointed him?

RIP Bra Joe Maila

October 20, 2017

Health-e News Service is deeply saddened by the death of Health Ministry spokesperson Joe Maila. We have worked very well with Joe over many years.

Disadvantaged for life

October 16, 2017

Forget the national obsession with matric. Over three quarters of South African kids under the age of two don’t get the right nutrition – and this puts them on the back foot developmentally for the rest of their lives.