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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.

Limpopo health system on the verge of collapse

June 12, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has described the crisis happening at public health facilities in Limpopo as in need of urgent intervention before the health system collapses.

Vhembe battles rising rate of child abuse

June 8, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The already-high numbers of reported cases of child abuse – physical and sexual – has activists who are watching the situation concerned, as they have noticed a steady rise in numbers.

Komape case heads to the Supreme Court

June 6, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Judge Gerrit Muller of the Polokwane High Court on Tuesday dismissed the Komape family leave to appeal against his decision to grant them no compensation for the emotional trauma and shock they have experienced.

Disabled woman’s quest to inspire others to achieve their dreams

LIMPOPO – Born and bred in deep rural area of Tshilamba, outside Thohoyandou in Vhembe, Tinyiko Gwambe (22) is wheelchair-bound but has never allowed her disability to stop her quest to be well educated.

These learners will not drop out of school this year

May 29, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – Many learners in deep rural villages in Vhembe drop out of school every winter for no reason other than they have no shoes and cannot walk to school barefoot in the biting cold.

CHAPS promote MMC over mountain initiations

May 25, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – As June fast approaches many young boys in the Vhembe district will be sent to mountain schools for circumcision at the annual winter initiation schools.