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Karate instructor aims to give obesity the chop

June 21, 2019
News  

This Eastern Cape father uses karate and gardening to keep young and elderly members of his community healthy and active.

#SAAIDS2019: Youth demand more inclusion

June 12, 2019
News  

Young people are excluded from the world’s second-largest conference, say activists.

Furious nurses threaten to withhold votes

April 30, 2019
OurHealth  

“No jobs, no vote,” shouted unemployed nurses who marched to O.R Tambo Health sub-district offices in Lusikisiki last week. The unhappy nurses sang, carried placards and handed over a memorandum demanding that the Eastern Cape Department of Health employ them in the Ingquza Hill municipality.

More than plaster to fix rural healthcare

April 23, 2019
Features  

As the seasons change and summer becomes a more distant memory, May elections creep closer and closer for the country. Campaign posters line the roadways and fight for space on telephone poles of every city and village.

Villagers’ treacherous journey for healthcare

March 29, 2019
OurHealth  

For KwaMhlanga villagers seeking healthcare may actually kill them. Many residents of the Eastern Cape village have deserted health services due to the alarming rate of rape and murders in a forest separating the village and the clinic in Flagstaff town.

Community suffers as leaders squabble over clinic site

March 27, 2019
OurHealth  

Residents of Makhwaleni Village, near the Eastern Cape town of Lusikisiki, have been deprived of a new clinic for years as the Amakhwalo Chief and the ward councillor squabble over where it should be built.

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.