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Disabled child refused a place at school

January 29, 2019
OurHealth  

Out of the 32 schools that offer support to learners with cerebral palsy in Gauteng, an official at the Ekurhuleni district office has allegedly turned one family away, telling them there was no school suitable for their four-year-old with special needs.

File mix up leaves TB patient without treatment

January 25, 2019
OurHealth  

Andile Ntombela (31) from Tongaat north of KZN was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in August last year at Hambanathi Clinic.

Pit latrines stench headache for Mangaung metro

January 24, 2019
OurHealth  

Pit latrines around the Mangaung Metro Municipality are standing overfull and stinking because there are not enough draining trucks to sort out the problem.

HIV+ teen shocked after accidentally discovering her status

January 23, 2019
OurHealth  

Northern Cape – The Northern Cape Department of Health has, along with the Department of Social Development, undertaken to conduct basic HIV training for guardians and parents of children living with HIV, after it has emerged that many are battling to know when and how to disclose the information to children.

Domestic violence NGO woes: No end in sight

January 22, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Hope for the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP) to continue operating from an Old Embassy building in Sibasa is slowly fading.

Contractors delay reopening of KwaMhlanga mortuary

January 18, 2019
OurHealth  

Workers at the KwaMhlanga Forensic Pathology Services Centre in Mpumalanga are unhappy with their poor working conditions. Balise Mabona writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) wants renovations to the pathology facility to be completed so it can re-open after it was closed down for failing to comply with infrastructural requirements.

Obese 9-year-old turns to comfort eating after rape

January 18, 2019
OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – Nine-year old Tshepi* weighs 68,9kg and wears size 42 clothes. Her parents, concerned that she has also already started getting her periods, are worried that if she continues to gain weight she will not be able to enjoy her childhood.