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Tsakane community demand better health services

Members of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) have joined together with the residents of Tsakane Township in Ekurhuleni to march on Pholosong Hospital to demand better conditions.

Mom sent big hospital bill for botched op

December 12, 2016
OurHealth   Public Health & Health Systems  

Limpopo – A young mother who suffered pain and bleeding for months after she was badly stitched after giving birth, and who was helped only after the Health Department intervened, has now received a bill for R11 000.

30 wheelchairs given to disabled patients at Tintswalo Hospital

December 7, 2016
OurHealth   Public Health & Health Systems  

MPUMALANGA – As a celebration of national disability rights awareness month, commemorated from the November 3 to December 3 annually, 30 wheelchairs have been handed over to disabled people in the province.

How South Africa can beat its sugar-fuelled diabetes epidemic

November 27, 2016
News   Public Health & Health Systems  

Four times as many people have Type II diabetes today as 36 years ago, according to the World Health Organisation. In 1980, 108 million people were diagnosed with diabetes worldwide. By 2014, the figure was 422 million writes Dr Sundeep Ruder.

Superbugs baffle many South Africans

Preventing antibiotic resistance puzzles many at a time where momentum is growing to address this growing public health threat.

New clinics in rural Vhembe to offer maternity services

November 11, 2016
OurHealth   Public Health & Health Systems  

In their quest to bring medical services closer to the rural villages in Limpopo, the provincial Department of Health has opened two new medical clinics in Kutama- Sinthumule and Midoroni villages in Vhembe, near Louis Trichard.

Breast cancer survivor: “Let’s speak about cancer in our language”

November 3, 2016
Public Health & Health Systems  

Breast cancer is not an illness that affects only those who speak English and live in the city, says survivor Nelisa Sipamia, who grew up in a rural area, dependent on the public health care system.