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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.

Township artist uses art to celebrate unique skin

March 6, 2019
News  

Vitiligo, albinism and freckles are relatively known as the skin conditions that make affected individuals seem different from their peers resulting to confidence loss and distress, artist Mandilakhe Rolinyathi celebrates their unique skin through artwork with the aim of unsettling stigma.

Calls for increased budgets in the mental health sector

February 8, 2019
OurHealth  

The Life Esidimeni tragedy, patient abuse and suicide by health professionals are among the issues pointing to a dire need for better management of public sector psychiatry.

Pastor with albinism preaches bad science

January 30, 2019
OurHealth  

People living with albinism have sensitive skins and therefore need high factor sunblock to protect themselves when outside.

‘Stay away from energy drinks’ warns nutritionist

November 20, 2018
OurHealth  

Students and learners who turn to energy drinks to keep them awake and their minds active while they study for long periods risk damaging their health.