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Trump’s Gag Rule causes global damage

January 28, 2019
Reproductive Health   Women's Health  

Despite liberal abortion laws in many countries, anti-abortion US policy has forced NGOs worldwide dependent on US dollars to curtail their family planning, pregnancy services and information they provide to patients, according to a report given exclusively to Health-e.

Disability activist on a drive to get people to walk in her shoes

December 31, 2018
Disability   Women's Health  

Masingita Masungu is embarking on an epic journey from Cape Town to Cairo to celebrate Africa’s diversity as she spreads her message: “Walk in my shoes”.

It takes more than just prayer to heal people

December 28, 2018
News  

Doreen Madlalate, an oncology nurse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, tells Pontsho Pilane about why she preaches the gospel of health to her fellow churchgoers.

How to survive (your family) during the holidays

December 19, 2018
Mental Health  

The Christmas break is seen as a time to spend with loved ones, go on holiday or take some time off work. But for many people, their families could be the source of their anxiety and depression, making the “festive” season, a time of loneliness and sadness.

How would you tell your child they are HIV-positive?

December 17, 2018
AIDS 2018  

When having ‘the talk’ is about more than just the ‘birds and bees’.

Youth is no protection against breast cancer

December 3, 2018
Cancer  

Think breast cancer is something only older women have to worry about? Think again. Experts say there are no age restrictions to this cancer – but that social support can mean the difference between life and death.

Health facilities fail to provide counselling for rape survivors

Could the lack of adequate counselling and mental health services in South Africa’s health facilities leave sexual violence survivors more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide? A new national study gives us the answers.