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Alex clinic chaos disrupt health services

October 11, 2017       News  

Services at the Masakhane Clinic in Alexandra have been severely disrupted as the staff has taken to protesting against what they believe is unfair treatment by the Gauteng Health Department.

Health Ministry not informed about Esidimeni transfers

October 11, 2017
News  

Establishing the infrastructure needed to take proper full-time care of mentally ill patients is an expensive exercise, and should never have been regarded as an area where costs could be cut.

How hunger erodes mental health

October 10, 2017
Women's Health  

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: Lack of food security is driving depression, anxiety and suicidal behaviour in poor communities

Unhappiness with witness list for Esidimeni hearings

October 9, 2017
News  

Lawyers acting on behalf of bereaved families of the former Life Esidimeni patients are disappointed with the list of witnesses introduced by the state on the first day of hearings into the deaths of the psychiatric patients.

Plans for new cancer unit in Mthatha

October 6, 2017
News  

People diagnosed with cancer living in the rural towns in the southern part of the Eastern Cape have to travel hundreds of kilometres to get treatment.

VIDEO: Tech tool for rape survivors

October 5, 2017
Gender   Multimedia   Sexual Violence   Video   Women's Health  

The level of rape in South Africa is comparable to a war zone. Health-e’s Izwi Lami campaign allows survivors to share their voices, access counseling services and campaign for change, all through a free SMS conversation.

Gauteng partnership to provide pads to a million girls

October 5, 2017
News  

A newly forged partnership between government and a private company is set to see free sanitary towels provided to 500 schools in Gauteng over the next five years.

Mentally ill patient sparks fire in hospital ceiling

October 4, 2017
News  

LIMPOPO – A mentally ill patient admitted to Letaba Hospital, at Nkowankowa near Tzaneen, almost set the hospital on fire by climbing into the ceiling and causing electrical cables to trip and spark.