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‘I am not cursed,’ says epileptic man

June 22, 2018
OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – After years of living in isolation because of his tendency to have long seizures and lose consciousness, 47-year-old epileptic Zakhele Sibiya says he refuses to remain alone and now wants to be accepted as part of society.

Help needed for three starving brothers

June 21, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Three siblings from Duthuni village, outside Thohoyandou have been left alone to fend for themselves after their mother was left bedridden by a stroke last December.

Sports offers a brighter future for disabled learners

June 19, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Rural parents who refuse to allow their disabled and intellectually impaired children to participate in sports derail their progress and rob them a chance to learn valuable life skills and possibly also block off career possibilities.

Rural communities willing to donate blood

June 14, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

Rural communities believe that while donating blood is an important service, most donors live in urban areas while villagers feel little is being done to target them as an untapped source of blood.

Blood connects us all – World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2018
News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

EASTERN CAPE – Every year on June 14 countries around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day – an event that serves to thanks voluntary donor for their blood.

HIV positive mom’s breastfeeding worries

June 13, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – After living in denial of being HIV positive, a rural mother has finally come to accept her status through a process of questioning whether or not to breastfeed her new baby.

Patients forced to sleep on the floor

EASTERN CAPE – Patients from rural Mbizana, who rely on state transport to get them to Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Umthatha for specialist treatment, have to sleep on the floor while they wait for an ambulance.