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Bipolar disorder misinformation prevents people from seeking help

June 20th, 2019       OurHealth  

The mental illness affects up to 1% of the population in South Africa, yet the South African yet stigma and discrimination against people bipolar stop them from getting medical attention.

From farm to plate: Food safety is everyone’s business

June 7, 2019
News  

The United Nations has declared 7 June the first World Food Safety Day to strengthen efforts to ensure what we eat is safe.

Don’t misunderstand muti, says traditional healer

June 7, 2019
OurHealth  

For centuries Africans have relied on traditional medicine for healing, and even with the dominance of Western medicine, muti is still widely used in South Africa.

HIV self test is easy to do, but you need courage

June 6, 2019
OurHealth  

Knowing one’s HIV status has benefits but Free State activists say young people still dread administering self-tests.

Country’s worst clinic set to get a facelift

June 6, 2019
OurHealth  

South Africa’s ‘worst clinic’ which has never undergone renovations its 25-year existence is set to go through refurbishment.

Global ingredient shortage caused ARV stockouts

June 5, 2019
News  

Patients are left stranded without medication as another drug shortage sweeps the country.

HEALA: Act against Big Food tactics that target kids

June 5, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

As the South African commemorates Child Protection Week activists call for policy framework that protects children from harmful marketing by Big Food industry.

Breastfeeding should be encouraged not forced, say HIV+ moms

June 5, 2019
OurHealth  

While exclusive breastfeeding is encouraged, some women in Mpumalanga living with HIV claim nurses force them to breastfeed their newborn babies.