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Red Ribbon campaign for World Aids Day awareness

December 1, 2017

KWA-ZULU NATAL – The Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (HACT), a non-profit organisation based in the Valley of 1000 Hills outer west of Durban, has started a Red Ribbon Fridays campaign to raise awareness of HIV and Aids as well as educate people about the disease.

KZN hospitals battling to recover from storms

November 22, 2017

Kwa-Zulu Natal – The EThekwini District is still battling to recover after the massive thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rains that hit the area in October resulting in eight deaths, many people injured and bad damage to 60 hospital wards.

Happy ending for ganglion cysts patient

May 19, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Sbongeleni Myeni (25) from Jozini, north of KwaZulu Natal, is thrilled by the prospect of being able to proudly wear a wrist watch after a painful ganglion cyst that has bothered him for nine years has finally been removed.

KZN traditional healers trained to test and counsel HIV and TB patients

May 18, 2017
HIV Prevention   OurHealth  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – Traditional healers in KwaZulu Natal have been trained by the provincial Department of Health (DoH) to counsel, examine and test their patients impacted by HIV/Aids and TB.

African leaders discuss healthcare innovation

May 12, 2017
News   OurHealth  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – Representatives from over 20 African countries met for the Innovation Effect conference at the Durban International Convention Centre where they discussed health innovations and research in Africa, as well as how to address major health issues facing the continent.

Gogolympics draw over a 1000 grannies

May 11, 2017
News   OurHealth  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – A stadium packed with spectators cheering on elderly participants as they competed in jukskei, rugby ball throw, athletics events, soccer, netball and other ball games. This was the scene at the 2017 Gogolympics.

Pets neglect pose scabies risk to humans

March 29, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Disadvantaged rural communities in parts of KwaZulu Natal are at risk of contracting scabies from exposure to pets with sarcoptic mange.