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Hope for rural NPO after their eviction

February 14th, 2019       OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP), a rural domestic violence NGO evicted from their offices in December, has been given renewed hope thanks to a generous donation.

Women smokers on the increase

October 19, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

The growing number of women who smoke and have become addicted to nicotine was among the issues highlighted at the public hearings held by the World Health Organisation (WHO) last week as a precursor to this week’s negotiations leading to a Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

TAC defy drug patents

October 18, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has challenged pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to take action against it for defying their patent on Fluconazole and importing the generic version from Thailand at a fraction of the cost of what it is being sold in South Africa. ANSO THOM reports.

The gay community ‘€“ a hidden HIV/AIDS epidemic?

October 17, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

There are many men in South Africa who have sex with other men but don’€™t consider themselves “gay”. In the absence of funding for research, the extent of HIV infection among homsexual men in South Africa is largely unknown. But recent research conducted by the Triangle Project in Cape Town shows that risk-taking behaviour among […]

Nurse with HIV is positive about her work

October 17, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

In early 1999, Sister Thulisiwe Luhabe sent in an anonymous blood sample of her own blood to the laboratory at the hospital where she worked because she suspected she might be HIV+. The test result confirmed her suspicions. Two years later, after successful treatment for TB, Sister Luhabe is more motivated than ever to share […]

Tobacco control – talks underway

October 17, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

Negotiations for a world treaty on tobacco control begin here today (Monday) among members of the World Health Assembly under the auspices of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Tobacco talks slowly swing into action

October 17, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

Intergovernmental negotiations that will lead to a Framework Convention on Tobacco Control governing the sale and marketing of tobacco are set to begin in earnest today (Tuesday).

Smoking ‘€“ what the regulations say

October 17, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

The Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act, which comes into effect on October 1st, imposes tight controls on smoking in restaurants, pubs, shebeens, hotels and workplaces, as well as limiting tobacco advertising and the sale of tobacco products.