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Liquor board fights alcohol abuse in rural Eastern Cape

July 21, 2017
Alcohol & Drugs   OurHealth   Rural Health  

In its efforts to reduce alcohol abuse among young people, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board has been hosting sports tournaments in different parts of the province.

Plans to upgrade Joburg’s health facilities

Staff shortages at clinics in Alexandra, social workers brought in for extra help and drug rehabilitation centres at some clinics – these are amongst the plans and improvements for state health institutions in Johannesburg.

Essential medicines shortage hit Gauteng

July 6, 2017
Medicines   OurHealth   Stockouts  

Gauteng hospitals and clinics are not receiving all the vital and essential medicines they need, with the problem being particularly bad on the East Rand.

Rural grannies are fighting old age through football

July 5, 2017
OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – Twice a week a group of 28 grannies gathers at the Tshifulanani Stadium, outside of Thohoyandou, to exercise and play football.

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“My family cycle ends with me”

July 4, 2017
OurHealth   Women's Health  

Mpumalanga – The brave mother of an 11-year old daughter has undertaken to ensure that, despite their harrowing experiences and difficulties, her child will not suffer as much as she has.

After 18 years, disabled man finally mobile

June 30, 2017
Disability   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Malili Neluonde (21) of Tswinga village, outside of Thohoyandou, who was born unable to walk, was recently given his very first wheelchair.

ICAP fights for the rights of MSM

June 28, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Men who have sex with men (MSM) worldwide are disproportionately impacted by HIV. South Africa is no exception as while 
exact data is scarce, an estimated 13 to 49 percent of MSM are HIV-positive.