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Madala keeps fit at 64

October 10, 2018       OurHealth  

Years after retiring from boxing, Seabelo “HappyBoy” Rapulana (64) continues to keep fit.

Global mental health report blasts SA for Esidimeni

October 10, 2018
News  

Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as “tragic”.

New staff developments

October 9, 2018
News  

Health-e is proud to welcome Pontsho Pilane as a senior writer for Health-e News. She has won multiple awards including the 2018 Discovery Health Journalist of the Year award. Pontsho is interested in exploring how gender, race and class intersect with healthcare.

Brushing up on dental hygiene

October 9, 2018
News  

Mbombela, Mpumalanga – Sarah Masina is an unemployed single mother of four who has gone most of her life without ever going to the dentist.

Injectable contraceptives shortage in Limpopo is ‘not a crisis’

October 9, 2018
OurHealth  

While injectable contraceptives are in short supply at Limpopo’s public health facilities emerges, the Department of Health (DoH) maintains there is no crisis and patients need to simply opt for other methods of family planning.

Young people turn the tide against depression

October 8, 2018
OurHealth  

A 26-year-old man from Botshabelo in the Free State, who has battled through years of deep depression, has decided to start a support group to help others like himself.

Tips for Whistleblowers

WATCH: Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga, the head of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), shares tips on whistleblowing for healthcare workers.

EFF joins fight against alcohol abuse

October 8, 2018
News  

Many South Africans sniff disapprovingly about narcotics while throwing back litres of alcohol – the most abused drug in the country. But global support for restricting alcohol use is growing, and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) intends to push for a ban on liquor advertising.