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Reverend Joseph Maboe visits the grave of his son, Billy, a former Life Esidimeni patient.

More Esidimeni deaths, but none from neglect

About six more former Life Esidimeni patients have died since the Ombudsman’s investigation but none passed on in the same “inhumane, negligent and unacceptable conditions”.

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War rooms will bring together representatives from various government departments to improve service delivery (File photo)

Water project to benefit thirsty villagers

The water stricken villagers of Ha-Mabila, outside of Tshilamba in Limpopo are set to benefit from boreholes which are drilled at a local school.

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"Nurses carry a patient load more than twice the national average"

Nurses need debriefing & counselling – Denosa

NORTHERN CAPE – Nurses in the public health sector, faced with extreme situations beyond their control every day, are in need of counselling and debriefing sessions that are no longer provided for them.

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The WHO's latest guidelines recommend the provision of ARVs to HIV-negaitve men who have sex with men who may have difficulties using condoms consistently

Transport costs lead to unnecessary death

KWA-ZULU NATAL – The unaffordable cost of traveling to her local clinic almost 20km away led to a 59-year-old woman defaulting on her medication and ultimately dying.

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Grim findings after health facilities inspections

An inspection report of over 600 public health facilities makes grim reading – both because many facilities have deep-rooted problems and because the report is riddled with mistakes

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Disabled mom gets son’s grant after 4 years

After a four-year long struggle to receive a child grant for her son, a disabled mother in rural Limpopo has finally been paid something.

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Social worker Peggy Mulaudzi is preaching sports over sex to Limpopo youth. (File photo)

Waterval villagers encouraged by new stadium

LIMPOPO – The renovation of the Waterval Stadium, near Elim Hospital has brought hope and happiness to the residents as they will now have a proper place to exercise.

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From September, South Africa will offer anyone living with HIV antiretroviral treatment irregardless of CD4 count, a measure of the immune system's strength

Addressing gay men’s HIV risk

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa are twice as likely as the general population to be HIV positive, mostly because their health needs are not being met by clinics.

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Activists don’t endorse new government HIV & TB plan

South Africa’s guide to addressing HIV and TB for the next five years does not have the support of key activists, who are also critical about how the plan was drawn up.

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UKZN research highlighted the extraordinary measures taken by health care workers to reach rural populations

New health services a hit with Alex youth

The recent introduction of a youth-friendly service at Masakhane Clinic in Alexandra township has been heralded by many young people as a move that will encourage them to access public health care more often and easily.

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