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Lupus patients unable to get medicine

April 2, 2019
OurHealth  

South Africans who suffer from the lupus are not able to get access to the only medicine developed to treat the auto-immune disease because it has not yet been registered here.

Villagers’ treacherous journey for healthcare

March 29, 2019
OurHealth  

For KwaMhlanga villagers seeking healthcare may actually kill them. Many residents of the Eastern Cape village have deserted health services due to the alarming rate of rape and murders in a forest separating the village and the clinic in Flagstaff town.

Ill woman’s ‘sangoma trauma’

March 29, 2019
OurHealth  

When she was 28, Isabell Gama from Emanyeveni in Mpumalanga thought that the tingling in her feet was due to idlozi; her ancestors were calling her to become a sangoma but she had not answered the call.

Community suffers as leaders squabble over clinic site

March 27, 2019
OurHealth  

Residents of Makhwaleni Village, near the Eastern Cape town of Lusikisiki, have been deprived of a new clinic for years as the Amakhwalo Chief and the ward councillor squabble over where it should be built.

Hospital progress praised

March 22, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The new management team at Tshilidzini Hospital, outside Thohoyandou, has rolled up their sleeves and is getting the hospital back on track. This is after the previous administration was fired for incompetence.

Making farming fashionable for health

March 20, 2019
OurHealth  

An entrepreneurial Limpopo farmer has a fresh solution to many of South Africa’s problems: to instil a culture of eating fruit and vegetables, especially among youth in rural areas

New students reluctant to test for HIV

March 19, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Only a handful of new students at Vhembe TVET College’s Makwarela campus rolled up their sleeves for an HIV test, and the head of the campus clinic is concerned.