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Community demands the rebuilding of clinic

September 1, 2000       News   OurHealth  

LOMPOPO – Cracked walls and damaged ceilings characterise the Lephepane Clinic outside Tzaneen where the clinic committee is demanding that the facility be rebuilt.

HIV/AIDS education for youngsters

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Western Cape pupils from Grade one are going to be taught about HIV/AIDS as past of the National Life Skills programme that will be implemented at all schools in the province within the next three years. More than a thousand primary school teachers in the Western Cape will undergo life skills training before March next […]

UCT to open private clinic by January 2001

September 1, 2000
Health Funding  

Groote Schuur’€™s medical centre for private patients is planning to open its doors in January next year while similar plans at Tygerberg Hospital have been put on hold.The University of Cape Town signed an agreement with a German partner, Rhoen-Klinikum earlier this year, to open a new UCT Medical Centre in Groote Schuur Hospital.

Labour legislation discourages volunteering in South Africa

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

There is little doubt of the urgent need to involve citizens in community development. But current labour legislation discourages, rather than encourages, volunteering in South Africa. Non-governmental organisations operating on shoestring budgets cannot afford to employ additional staff and need all the voluntary help they can get.

Labour legislation discourages volunteering in South Africa

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

There is little doubt of the urgent need to involve citizens in community development. But current labour legislation discourages, rather than encourages, volunteering in South Africa. Non-governmental organisations operating on shoestring budgets cannot afford to employ additional staff and need all the voluntary help they can get.

Labour legislation discourages volunteering in South Africa

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

There is little doubt of the urgent need to involve citizens in community development. But current labour legislation discourages, rather than encourages, volunteering in South Africa. Non-governmental organisations operating on shoestring budgets cannot afford to employ additional staff and need all the voluntary help they can get.

Virginity testing cannot prevent HIVAIDS

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

With their panties scrunched up in their hands, the girls laying in a row on the ground of a township football stadium range from five to 22 years old. The virginity tester, whose job it is to determine whether the girls are still virgins, uses the same pair of gloves for all 85 girls. Certificates […]

Western Cape steams ahead with MTC programme

September 1, 2000
HIV Prevention  

While central government is pursuing further pilot studies on the use of the drug nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child (MTC) HIV transmission, the Western Cape is rolling out an MTC prevention programme using the drug, AZT.