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A patient in the waiting area at Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Cape Town. He is part of the Nix-TB study for a shorter and safer treatment for XDR-TB. (Credit: John-Michael Maas for TB Alliance)

Incurable TB: Patients die without dignity

There are no state-funded facilities for people living with incurable TB to spend the rest of their lives safely.

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When adolescence and TB meet

Teens with drug-resistant TB struggle to navigate years of treatment, school and the general pressures of adolescence.

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Educational inclusion for children with Down Syndrome

Tuesday was Human Rights Day in South Africa, but it was also World Down Syndrome Day, a day to celebrate the individuals and families fighting for inclusion of their children and loved ones.

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Vhembe men claim marula beer boosts sex drive

It’s marula season, heralding a time of mass consumption of marula beer – a natural brew the men of rural Limpopo believe is the answer to erectile dysfunction.

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Alex mom with elephantiasis pleads for help

An Alexandra woman, who survives on social grants and is constant pain after contracting elephantiasis in her left leg, is too poor to get the treatment she needs for her condition.

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Human rights celebrated in Mpumalanga

MPUMALANGA – Human Rights Day was commemorated at the Mkhondo Rugby Stadium in Piet Retief on Tuesday, with many gifts being handed out including the title deeds to 759 RDP houses.

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Emergency services crisis in Diepsloot

The community of Diepsloot – a densely populated township in northern Johannesburg – is battling against a shortage of clinics and ambulances that serve the area.

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New modern toilets for a dilapidated school

The future looks bright for the dilapidated Hlalelani Primary School in Limpopo’s Watervaal area after 28 brand new toilets were built for the learners.

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Broken ceilings & doors at a Joburg hospital

Staff at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital are extremely concerned by the poor condition of some parts of the facility – believing lives are in jeopardy.

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US Gag Rule to cause more abortion-related deaths

The US Gag Rule, reintroduced in January, is likely to mean that many more women in the most vulnerable parts of the world, will continue to die from unsafe abortions.

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