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Blind Rivoni learners close roads in protest

April 10, 2019
News  

LIMPOPO: Blind learners from Rivoni School for the Blind have blocked several roads leading to Elim Hospital to protest for better accommodation and classrooms.

Huge patient operation backlog at Tshilidzini

April 2, 2019
News  

Mabula Maboyi has been living with a broken needle inside her right hand for weeks, but she has already had the date for her operation to remove it at Tshilidzini Hospital postponed four times.

Drug-resistant TB hard to root out

March 24, 2019
Tuberculosis (TB)  

WORLD TB DAY: Although South Africa has the highest per capita burden of drug-resistant TB in the world, there are many barriers to addressing this – as one patient found out when it took doctors two years to diagnose him.

Hospital progress praised

March 22, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The new management team at Tshilidzini Hospital, outside Thohoyandou, has rolled up their sleeves and is getting the hospital back on track. This is after the previous administration was fired for incompetence.

Making farming fashionable for health

March 20, 2019
OurHealth  

An entrepreneurial Limpopo farmer has a fresh solution to many of South Africa’s problems: to instil a culture of eating fruit and vegetables, especially among youth in rural areas

New students reluctant to test for HIV

March 19, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Only a handful of new students at Vhembe TVET College’s Makwarela campus rolled up their sleeves for an HIV test, and the head of the campus clinic is concerned.

Neglected clinic’s unbearable stench

March 15, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – A water crisis, piles of stinking garbage and a shortage of HIV tests are the triple challenges staff and patients at the Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela, outside Thohoyandou, deal with daily.