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Madala keeps fit at 64

November 8, 2000       OurHealth  

Years after retiring from boxing, Seabelo “HappyBoy” Rapulana (64) continues to keep fit.

An epidemic of trauma requires prevention rather than cure.

November 8, 2000
Environmental Health  

An epidemic of trauma is killing South Africans and draining public health resources at a rate second only to AIDS. But trauma is yet to become a priority public health issue within the Department of Health. Violence and alcohol are the main culprits causing trauma in our country. Jo Stein reports

Why wait? HIV tests now give immediate results

November 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Rapid HIV tests, which allow you to get your HIV test result within a few minutes, should be in use country-wide within the course of next year. But only those rapid tests used in government health facilities have been properly evaluated for reliability. Quality control of the other brands on the market is not yet […]

Condom stocks run dry

November 3, 2000
HIV Prevention  

The health department and the SA Bureau of Standards have been caught with their pants down. Clinics have run out of condoms, while the Department of Health claim they have received no requests for additional stocks from the depots that supply the clinics.

Gender inequality – a costly imbalance

November 3, 2000
Gender  

The UNFPA’€™s population 2000 report argues that gender inequality is a major barrier to economic growth and sustainable development and a major contributor to the alarming spread of HIV/AIDS. The report also states that South Africa has a higher number of rapes than any other country in the world. Jo Stein reports’€¦

From dustbowl to oasis

November 2, 2000
Nutrition  

Entering the gates of Luhlaza High School, the oasis of green spinach and buffalo grass bordering the entrance is in stark contrast to dusty and windswept Khayelitsha on the far side of the fence. Encouraged by her love for the environment, science and biology teacher Elizabeth Le Tape started the Luhlaza Environmental Club last year.

Mpumalanga MEC stands firm on no AZT for rape survivors

November 2, 2000
HIV Prevention  

Child survivors of rape are being denied access to anti-AIDS drugs following a move by Mpumalanga Health MEC Sibongile Manana to bar rape volunteers from storing or dispensing the drugs on Nelspruit and White River hospital premises. ANSO THOM reports.

Living with AIDS – weekly audio series

November 2, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Treatment Action Campaign chairperson, Zackie Achmat is often in the news. Most recently he made the headlines for importing a quantity of cheap, generic anti-retroviral drugs from Thailand. It was a deliberate act, calculated to show that access to affordable treatment is possible. But who is the man behind the political campaign, what motivates him […]