Imagine being 22 years old and still stuck in primary school simply because no local high school can accommodate your physical disability. This is the fate of Makhosi Ndabambi. More than 500,000 disabled South African children have no access to any schooling, because schools are only built for the abled.
Government recently held winter games in the North West to help bring health services and education to the region’s people living with disabilities and elderly.
A new, viral social media campaign is encouraging South Africans to “burn for burns” as doctors warn that cold weather and load shedding are likely to prompt a spike in burn injuries this winter.
To commemorate Youth Month in June, Health-e News is broadcasting a five-part adolescent health series on Morning Live (SABC 2). This insert – the second in the series – follows Mduduzi Nkosi, a youth who suffers from brittle bones disease.