KWA-ZULU NATAL – Right to Care, together with the Bhekuzulu Self-sustaining Project and the Mpilonhle Sanctuary Organization are working together to offer patients a one-stop shop where they can have all their chronic conditions seen to in a single visit.
If the rich consume more health resources than the poor, any efforts to redress the gap between the haves and have-nots must include a commitment to equity and not just equality. Sue Valentine attended a recent international workshop in the North West Province aimed at developing efective equity gauges to measure the gaps in health […]
Alcohol & Drugs
Although the “dop” system, whereby wine farmers pay their workers with alcohol has largely disappeared, many farms supply wine to workers on credit, contributing to poor health and social conditions. This is according to a recent survey conducted by the Dopstop Association, which found that the health and environmental conditions were significantly poor on several […]
HIV positive mothers are often advised to bottle-feed their babies to avoid the possible transmission of HIV through breast-milk. This sets HIV-infected women apart from all other mothers, who are encouraged to breastfeed exclusively for six months. But exciting new research, conducted by Professor Anna Coutsoudis and colleagues at the University of Natal, shows that […]
HIV and AIDS
Older people, particularly women, bear the brunt of caring for AIDS orphans. However, many of these people are not yet 60 years old and have no access to pensions. For this reason, some organisations are calling on government to lower the pension age to ease the burden of care on “underage” grandmothers and grandfathers.