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NHI gets cash, but detail vague

February 22, 2018
News  

BUDGET: R4,2-billion has been allocated the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme to be spent over the three years – but exactly how the NHI will work remains vague

Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day

February 22, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Almost two months after many people made their New Year resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more, February 22 is the marking of Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day.

Rehab on the cards for rural addicts

February 21, 2018
Addiction & Rehabilitation   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The recent rise in drug abuse amongst youth in Vhembe district, and a lack of facilities to assist those who are addicted and wants to quit is the main cause behind high rates of rapes, robberies and school drop-outs.

‘Coke, stop guzzling our water!’

February 20, 2018
News  

How is Coca Cola in Cape Town able to use over a million litres of water every day while poor households are having their water cut off, asks the Water Crisis Coalition

Call for more awareness on listeriosis

February 20, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Despite South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak death toll having topped 100 and confirmed cases numbering well over 800, Joburgers appear not to be concerned about taking precautions against infection.

When love hurts and there’s no money

February 19, 2018
News  

It’s Valentine’s Day, but after years of abuse Jade is trying to make a life for herself and her four kids without a man. Meanwhile researchers puzzle about how to ensure that shelters – a crucial safe space in the fight against gender-based violence – are properly funded.

Rural woman gives hope to disabled kids

February 16, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The death of her disabled child caused was so painful for a Limpopo villager that she has established an aid organisation to help other children in need.