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Gender-Based Violence Summit fails to meet its own deadline

April 18, 2019
News  

While government officials promised results by May, activists say they’ve had to put pressure on officials for any progress to happen.

Hospital horror: Babies found in dirty laundry

April 17, 2019
News  

A woman who works in the laundry section of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg says she frequently deals with an array of horror finds among the linen – from amputated limbs to babies; dead and alive.

Most people with rare genetic blood disorder remain undiagnosed

April 17, 2019
OurHealth  

Thirteen-year-old Ruan Malan was born a healthy boy in 2006 – or so his parents thought. His mother, Julia, remembers the family’s joy when they took their baby boy home from the hospital after three days; he was just like any normal newborn.

Health screening hotspot identified

April 11, 2019
OurHealth  

John Phati (42) from Tembisa gets tested for HIV at least twice a year because he doesn’t like using condoms even though he has multiple sexual partners.

Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

April 10, 2019
News  

Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.

Blind Rivoni learners close roads in protest

April 10, 2019
News  

LIMPOPO: Blind learners from Rivoni School for the Blind have blocked several roads leading to Elim Hospital to protest for better accommodation and classrooms.

World pays tribute to unsung Community Health Workers

April 5, 2019
OurHealth  

Nicolyn Mohale (45) was called to a home in a Limpopo village to attend to an emergency in the middle of the night.