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Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 6, 2018       News  

Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.

Sibasa Clinic toilets fixed as Vhembe cleaners remain unpaid

December 6, 2018
News  

LIMPOPO – After weeks of patients and staff having the use of only a single toilet at Sibasa clinic in Makwarela, outside Thohoyandou, an expose by Health-e News has prompted action by the Department of Health.

Innovating in the fight against trafficking

December 4, 2018
News   Trafficking  

From the simple use of cellphones, to the galactic potential of satellites, innovators and activists are hot on the tracks of traffickers worldwide.

Equal Education marches to Department of Education

December 3, 2018
News  

Five years after pledges were made to address sanitation issues in Gauteng schools, still there are schools with more than 51 learners poor toilet, broken toilets, broken taps, toilet doors that don’t lock and schools with more than 400 children per cleaner.

Plates over Pills

December 3, 2018
Multimedia   Nutrition  

WATCH: meet the doctor using her garden as her prescription pad.

Gauteng food banks remain empty

December 3, 2018
News  

Amost half-a-million Gauteng beneficiaries reliant on feeding schemes under the suspended provincial food bank programme, having already gone hungry for four months, are now facing a bleak Christmas.

Youth is no protection against breast cancer

December 3, 2018
Cancer  

Think breast cancer is something only older women have to worry about? Think again. Experts say there are no age restrictions to this cancer – but that social support can mean the difference between life and death.

SA sleeping on the most successful HIV weapons

December 3, 2018
News  

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken as a once-daily pill, has been hailed the world over as one of the major HIV prevention interventions in the fight against AIDS. Yet, apart form sex workers, very few South Africans are using PrEP or even know it exists.