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Rural students lead initiative to clean the environment

August 7, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – After realising that local rivers in the Vhembe district have been polluted by uninformed villagers who don’t understand the importance of the clean environment to their health, young students have made it their priority to clean and educate people about health benefits of clean environment.

Rural young men use muti to treat STIs

EASTERN CAPE – Most young men in Flagstaff at Ingquza Hill believe that traditional medicine as is the best treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

Patients share one toilet at Sibasa

July 19, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The Vhembe District Office of the Department of Health has undertaken to repair damaged toilets at Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela outside Thohoyandou following several complaints made by patients.

Rural communities willing to donate blood

June 14, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

Rural communities believe that while donating blood is an important service, most donors live in urban areas while villagers feel little is being done to target them as an untapped source of blood.

Blood connects us all – World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2018
News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

EASTERN CAPE – Every year on June 14 countries around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day – an event that serves to thanks voluntary donor for their blood.

Disabled woman’s quest to inspire others to achieve their dreams

LIMPOPO – Born and bred in deep rural area of Tshilamba, outside Thohoyandou in Vhembe, Tinyiko Gwambe (22) is wheelchair-bound but has never allowed her disability to stop her quest to be well educated.

These learners will not drop out of school this year

May 29, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – Many learners in deep rural villages in Vhembe drop out of school every winter for no reason other than they have no shoes and cannot walk to school barefoot in the biting cold.