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Patients share one toilet at Sibasa

June 8, 2001       OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The Vhembe District Office of the Department of Health has undertaken to repair damaged toilets at Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela outside Thohoyandou following several complaints made by patients.

Teenage sex – an exchange for cash, cellphones and cars
Living with AIDS – Programme 30

June 8, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Researchers Nabisa Jama and Mzikazi Nduna work for the Stepping Stones programme at the Medical Research Council. In this package we hear about the materialistic undertones to many adolescent sexual relationships and the gap between what boys and girls understand by love.

Free diflucan offer extended to least developed nations

June 7, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Drug giant Pfizer has extended its offer of free diflucan (fluconazole) to HIV/AIDS patients in 50 of the least developed nations as well.

Thousands die as MCC stall on registration of Vitamin A capsules

June 6, 2001

Despite research findings that 30% of SA children under six are Vitamin A deficient, the Medicines Control Council has failed to fast track the registration of the life-saving supplement. Poor co-operation between the MCC and the Department of Health along with unnecessary stalling has allowed tens of thousands of children to continue to suffer Vitamin […]

Nevirapine programme finally gets the go-ahead

June 5, 2001
HIV Prevention  

When the Minister of Health delivers her budget speech in Parliament today (Tuesday, June 5th) it is expected she will give the go-ahead for provinces to administer Nevirapine, the drug that helps prevent HIV positive pregnant women from passing the virus on to their babies. However, as Kerry Cullinan reports, the announcement has been all […]

Preaching the gospel of care and support

June 5, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

A recent conference has called on the church to play an important and meaningful role in educating people about HIV/AIDS as well as offering much-needed support to people who are infected and affected by the virus.

Breastfeeding poses a danger for HIV+ mothers

June 4, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

New research shows that HIV positive mothers who breastfeed their babies are more likely to die than those who use formula milk.

Nkosi’s battle finally over

June 1, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Young Nkosi Johnson’€™s long and exhausting battle against AIDS is finally over. 12 year old Nkosi, one of the most inspiring AIDS ambassadors the world will ever see, died peacefully in his sleep at 5.40am this morning (Friday, June 1). Anso Thom reports.