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New TB drug reduces treatment time

May 14, 2019

A major shot in the arm is set to boost South Africa’s fight against tuberculosis.

Tembisa hospice faces shutdown

May 10, 2019

Arebaokeng hospice in Tembisa has been providing palliative care for the terminally ill and their families for almost 20 years after founder, executive director and registered nurse (RN) Florah Modiba saw the need in her community.

Gender-Based Violence Summit fails to meet its own deadline

April 18, 2019

While government officials promised results by May, activists say they’ve had to put pressure on officials for any progress to happen.

Health screening hotspot identified

April 11, 2019

John Phati (42) from Tembisa gets tested for HIV at least twice a year because he doesn’t like using condoms even though he has multiple sexual partners.

Lupus patients unable to get medicine

April 2, 2019

South Africans who suffer from the lupus are not able to get access to the only medicine developed to treat the auto-immune disease because it has not yet been registered here.

Updates to assault form is better for rape survivors

March 28, 2019

Medical and legal experts have welcomed updates to the J88 form – the official form used by health workers to document injuries of victims of violence in preparation for a legal case.

Nurse accuses boss of assault

February 27, 2019

A nursing assistant who was allegedly assaulted by the director of nursing at Tembisa Hospital is being treated for post-traumatic stress.