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Making farming fashionable for health

March 20th, 2019       OurHealth  

An entrepreneurial Limpopo farmer has a fresh solution to many of South Africa’s problems: to instil a culture of eating fruit and vegetables, especially among youth in rural areas

Safe sex undermined by pessimism

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

For many young people, resigned to a life with few opportunities and a future without promise, sex is one of life’€™s few pleasures. But their lack of faith in the future means that many are not bothering to practice safe sex.

The impending catastrophe

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Overall, at least 3.5 million South Africans are already infected with HIV, a disease for which there is no cure. The best case scenario predicts six million South Africans will be HIV positive in 10 years’€™ time.

Mbeki sites poverty and not AIDS as biggest killer

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Extreme poverty and not HIV/AIDS is the world’s biggest killer and the greatest cause of ill-health and suffering, President Thabo Mbeki told some 12 000 delegates at the opening of the13th world AIDS conference in Durban.

Fight AIDS like we fought for the World Cup – Winnie

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

If South Africa had given HIV/AIDS the same attention as we did to hosting the Soccer World Cup, we could have saved millions of lives, ANC Women’s League president Winnie Madikizela Mandela told some 3 000 people in Durban yesterday at an international march to demand cheaper HIV/AIDS drugs.

Making clinics youth-friendly

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

When Nokubonga Ntzimela lost her patient’€™s card for the local clinic, she was scared to go back, fearing that the nursing sisters would shout at her.Ntzimela’€™s experience is perhaps unusual from other 16-year-olds in that she visited the clinic at least once. Surveys show that most adolescents avoid public clinics because they are concerned about […]

Manguzi family affected by AIDS

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Indigo storm clouds are mounting on the horizon as we go into the Mthembu family home in Manguzi. We are just a few kilometers from the Mozambique border and the sandy soil suggests we’€™re also not too far from the coast.

Hlabisa: AIDS workers shift towards home-based care

July 8, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

With the prospect of tens of thousands of HIV positive people in its district needing medical help in the next few years, the tiny, 300-bed Hlabisa Hospital has turned its attention to encouraging people to care for terminally ill relatives at home.