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Massive changes proposed to private medical schemes

June 13, 2018       News  

Two new Bills signal government’s intention to restrict private medical aids and exercise more central control over public health as it moves to establish a single health system by 2026.

VIDEO: Hungry for Education

June 13, 2018
Multimedia   News  

This is Kabelo and Keabetswe’s story about how a daily feeding scheme impacted their ability to perform at school.

HIV positive mom’s breastfeeding worries

June 13, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – After living in denial of being HIV positive, a rural mother has finally come to accept her status through a process of questioning whether or not to breastfeed her new baby.

Patients forced to sleep on the floor

EASTERN CAPE – Patients from rural Mbizana, who rely on state transport to get them to Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Umthatha for specialist treatment, have to sleep on the floor while they wait for an ambulance.

Limpopo health system on the verge of collapse

June 12, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has described the crisis happening at public health facilities in Limpopo as in need of urgent intervention before the health system collapses.

Plates over Pills: Alternative eating for better health

June 11, 2018
Multimedia   News  

After seeing lifestyle diseases sweep through South African society, medical doctor Tracy Mavhungu Nelwamondo is now using indigenous African grains, seeds, fruits and vegetables to treat her patients.

Vhembe battles rising rate of child abuse

June 8, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The already-high numbers of reported cases of child abuse – physical and sexual – has activists who are watching the situation concerned, as they have noticed a steady rise in numbers.

EC schools need billions to replace pit latrines

June 7, 2018
OurHealth  

More than 3000 schools in the Eastern Cape Province – about 60% of all schools in the province – don’t have proper sanitation.