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Turning cries into giggles – clowns helping sick kids

February 19, 2019
News  

Think that red-nosed jokers belong only in the circus? Are painted faces the stuff of your nightmares? Enter the medical clown – a new profession that is literally giving life to the old saying “laughter is the best form of medicine”.

Gauteng food banks remain empty

December 3, 2018
News  

Amost half-a-million Gauteng beneficiaries reliant on feeding schemes under the suspended provincial food bank programme, having already gone hungry for four months, are now facing a bleak Christmas.

Grow Great Campaign aims to stop stunting

November 8, 2018
News  

One in five South African children under the age of five suffer from stunting.This is according to the recent South African Demographic and Health Survey that found that stunted children suffer delayed growth and their brains don’t develop as they should.

Poo testing the new breakthrough in child TB

October 26, 2018
News  

A much simpler test to detect tuberculosis (TB) in children, using a stool sample instead of sputum, could save thousands of lives.

Single mom’s mission to help dyslexic son

September 3, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – Ontiretse Jacqui Mereyotlhe, a 33-year-old single mother, remembers the frustration of doing homework with her 9-year-old son at the beginning of the year.

VIDEO: Hungry for Education

June 13, 2018
Multimedia   News  

This is Kabelo and Keabetswe’s story about how a daily feeding scheme impacted their ability to perform at school.

Children face hunger as thieves target school feeding programmes

April 16, 2018
News  

In the past few weeks Gauteng schools have been rocked by robberies with thieves targeting computers and food meant for the school nutrition programme.