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Rape ‘out of control’ in E Cape village

February 21, 2013

LUSIKISIKI ‘€“ Two men, aged 26 and 30, late one night last week forced their way into 10-year-old Nasiphi’€™s* home in the Bazana location in the Eastern Cape and raped her.

Poor conditions violate patients’€™ human rights

February 21, 2013

LUSIKISIKI. ‘€“ Community members, health care staff and activists from this Eastern Cape village were up in arms about the poor conditions at the local Village Clinic.

Community surprised by good service

LUSIKISIKI. ‘€“ Residents from Mevana district in the Eastern Cape were stunned by the level of service they received from the emergency services in the area. This community, who is used to long queues, medicine stock outs and generally poor health services was pleasantly surprised when the emergency services arrived within minutes after they logged […]

E Cape DoH should answer to community

February 8, 2013
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

LUSIKISIKI. ‘€“ Communities in the Eastern Cape are up in arms about the breakdown in health services in this province and activist groups here are pressurising local and provincial departments for answers and solutions.

E Cape patients protest over poor service

February 8, 2013
OurHealth   Public Health & Health Systems  

LUSIKISIKI. ‘€“ Patients and community members from this Eastern Cape village clashed with police during a march to the local office of the Department of Health where they delivered a memorandum of grievances about the health services in the area.

Treatment woes for HIV patient

Lusikisiki. ‘€“ For Nontandabuzo Bhokhwayidli, a 43-year-old woman from Mfinizweni Village in the Eastern Cape, an HIV diagnosis in 2004 was only the start of her health problems, because at times the treatment she received for HIV were worse than the disease itself.

‘Epilepsy messed up my life’

January 17, 2013

Lusikisiki. ‘€“ Siyabulela Mvilisi’s family thought he was cursed when he used to inexplicably topple over and have seizures.