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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
OurHealth  

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

Slow progress on E Cape clinic

January 17, 2013
OurHealth   Public Health & Health Systems  

Lusikisiki. ‘€“ The Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health has not delivered on their promise of a new, fully-functional Village Clinic to replace the previous one that had to close down after the department failed to pay rent for the premises.

Alcohol spoils Christmas for Limpopo youngsters

January 17, 2013
OurHealth  

Vhembe. ‘€“ Christmas day is synonymous with festivities. Although most people use the time to visit with their loved ones, there are also those who use the day as an excuse to abuse alcohol and drugs.

Children learn about human trafficking

January 14, 2013
OurHealth  

Vhembe. ‘€“ Children from this Limpopo community were taught about the dangers of human trafficking during an activity day at the Matavhela Clinic in December. About 300 children, home-based carers, clinic staff and community members attended the event.

Home-based carer saves patient’€™s life

January 14, 2013
OurHealth  

Vhembe. ‘€“ Quick thinking by a home-based carer saved the life of a sick man from the Mafukani Village in Limpopo.