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Disability’s hidden costs

November 27, 2015
Disability   OurHealth  

A staggering 80 percent of people living with disabilities globally live in poverty, according to the National Department of Social Development.

Blind kids in the dark

November 18, 2015

Blind children have no braille textbooks and are being taught by teachers who cannot mark their work because they don’t know braille.

Disabled lose out in South Africa’s quest for sanitation, water

Imagine if you had to crawl outside on your hands and knees to use the toilet every time nature called. For at least 19,000 South Africans living with disabilities, daily indignities like these are just part of normal life as disabled people remain largely left behind in the country’s quest for sanitation and water.

Nthabiseng Moloi used life’s hard knocks to open doors of inspiration

October 9, 2015
Disability   HIV and AIDS  

Born blind, abandoned by her parents, then gang raped and contracting HIV, may be too much for any one person to handle in one lifetime.

Limpopo boy defies stigma

October 6, 2015
Disability   OurHealth  

A four-year old Limpopo boy is breaking stigmas around disability.

Deaf children remain seen, not heard

September 29, 2015
Disability   OurHealth  

Born into a world of silence, most deaf children will only learn sign language at the age of six – if they are lucky. Years of silence may take their toll on small children during a crucial time in their development.

Early screening or deaf children key

September 29, 2015
Children's Health   Disability   OurHealth  

The earlier deafness can be diagnosed, the better but it takes parents and teachers to know the signs and government to make screening mandatory, according to Likho Bottoman of the nongovernmental organisation Hi Hopes, which works with deaf children and their families.