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Contractors delay reopening of KwaMhlanga mortuary

January 18th, 2019       OurHealth  

Workers at the KwaMhlanga Forensic Pathology Services Centre in Mpumalanga are unhappy with their poor working conditions. Balise Mabona writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) wants renovations to the pathology facility to be completed so it can re-open after it was closed down for failing to comply with infrastructural requirements.

Bending ears with a musical message
Living with AIDS – Programme 33

June 8, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

The traditional music that migrant workers bring with them from their rural villages to hostel life is being used as an effective weapon to deliver HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention messages to men living in single sex quarters on the mines and in the inner city. The initiative is run by the African Culture, Music and […]

Creating a culture of condom-use among hostel dwellers
Living with AIDS – Programme 32

June 8, 2001
HIV Prevention  

The African Culture, Music and Dance Association (Acumda) is using its access to the hostels of Gauteng to run a joint project with the province’s health department. Although Acumda started out as an organisation to promote traditional music and dance, it has proved an ideal vehicle to communicate key messages about HIV and AIDS to […]

A message to business: “South Africa has AIDS”
Living with AIDS – Programme 34

June 8, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Two leading business figures, Clem Sunter of Anglo American and Peter Doyle of Metropolitan Life, are alarmed at the slow and ill-informed attitude by the business sector towards the presence of HIV/AIDS in our society.

Using culture to tackle traditional ways
Living with AIDS – Programme 31

June 8, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Sundays in hostels around Gauteng are inevitably filled with music and dance as migrant workers relax over the weekend. For staff of the African Culture, Music and Dance Association (Acumda), Sunday is a working day on which they will visit a designated hostel to hold music and dance competitions for the best performance that speaks […]

It’s about survival, not morality – UNAIDS chief
Living with AIDS – Programme 35

June 8, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

June 5, 2001 marks the 20th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic. In this package, we hear some personal reflections from the man who is at the forefront of the global effort to combat the disease, Belgian, Peter Piot, the executive director of UNAIDS.

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.