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Male circumcision takes off in Pmb

December 11, 2012
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

Umgungundlovu – The Medical Male Circumcision campaign launched in December 2009 by His Majesty King Zwelithini took an impressive turn few months ago when Imbalenhle Clinic embarked on a campaign to educate, inform and perform circumcisions in partnership with local counselors, traditional organisers, school principals and the community at large.

Poor conditions at pre-school worrying

December 7, 2012
OurHealth  

Vhembe ‘€“ The principal, teachers and parents of Matavhela pre-school recently spoke to OurHealth about the poor conditions at the school.

Local blood services low on stock

December 7, 2012
OurHealth  

Bethlehem ‘€“ The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is currently experiencing a severe blood shortage in all regions. This means lives are at stake. “One never knows what lies ahead and it would be tragic if a situation should arise that a life is lost because of the lack of blood,” said SANBS marketing […]

E Cape community ‘€˜move’€™ against TB

December 6, 2012
OurHealth  

East London ‘€“ A three-day TB-awareness campaign was recently held at Duncan village in the Eastern Cape to educate the community about the symptoms and risk factors for the disease.

No regular health services since 2006

December 6, 2012
OurHealth   Public Health & Health Systems  

Lusikisiki ‘€“ The community of Good Hope in the Eastern Cape has not had regular access to medicine and health services since 2006 when the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic there closed down.

Free State Health MEC killed in car crash

December 6, 2012
OurHealth  

Bethlehem – Free State MEC of Health Fundiswa “Fezi” Ngubentombi and a policeman were killed in a car accident on the N1 near Bloemfontein on December 1. Ngubentombi was on her way back from the opening of a day care center in QwaQwa in the Thabo Mofutsanyana district. President Jacob Zuma also attended the event.

No progress on new Eastern Cape clinic

December 5, 2012
OurHealth  

Lusikisiki – There has been no development at the site where the Provincial Department of Health (DoH) was supposed to erect a temporary clinic in the place of the Village Clinic which was closed down at the end of October because of outstanding rent debt owed by the department.