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Mpumalanga residents want emergency services prioritised

May 3, 2019

As the country heads to the polls, some South Africans have mixed feelings about service delivery and the quality of health services in their communities. Health-e asked Mpumalanga residents what they thought about the province’s public clinics and hospitals.

Vasectomy on men’s health agenda

May 2, 2019

John Zulu believes having a vasectomy is a sign of weakness. Zulu, a 59-year-old taxi driver from Piet Retief, called the male sterilization procedure a disgrace to his culture and accused the government of brainwashing black men to accept it.

Furious nurses threaten to withhold votes

April 30, 2019

“No jobs, no vote,” shouted unemployed nurses who marched to O.R Tambo Health sub-district offices in Lusikisiki last week. The unhappy nurses sang, carried placards and handed over a memorandum demanding that the Eastern Cape Department of Health employ them in the Ingquza Hill municipality.

Troubled Vuwani residents pledge to shun poll

April 30, 2019

Many Vuwani residents have vowed to stay at home on 8 May because of severe water shortages, sewage spills, uncollected rubbish bins and lack of essential medication at their local clinics.

Parents urged to love their gay children unconditionally

April 24, 2019

Mpumalanga – Dumisani Calvin Mabasa, 28, moved 175km from the town of Siyabuswa to Johannesburg to live in a society where his sexuality was accepted.

Most people with rare genetic blood disorder remain undiagnosed

April 17, 2019

Thirteen-year-old Ruan Malan was born a healthy boy in 2006 – or so his parents thought. His mother, Julia, remembers the family’s joy when they took their baby boy home from the hospital after three days; he was just like any normal newborn.

Health screening hotspot identified

April 11, 2019

John Phati (42) from Tembisa gets tested for HIV at least twice a year because he doesn’t like using condoms even though he has multiple sexual partners.