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Family ditches muti for epilepsy treatment

February 15, 2018
News   OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – After a 6-year-old girl suffered numerous seizures and took unnecessary treatment from local sangomas, she has finally been properly diagnosed with epilepsy and is doing well on treatment.

Documentary Premiere: Dignity Denied

August 16, 2016
Mental Health   Video  

When the Gauteng Department of Health terminated its contract with private health service provider, Life Esidimeni, hundreds of mentally ill patients were placed in the care of people ill-equipped to look after them.

Passionate Wentworth women help anyone in need

June 7, 2016
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Three community health workers have dedicated their lives to helping vulnerable Wentworth residents.

Combating epilepsy stigma

June 7, 2016
Children's Health  

Mpumalanga’s Department of Education has embarked on a programme to fight discrimination against pupils with chronic illness such as epilepsy.

Documentary premiere: Dying in our homes

Amid a dire shortage of ambulances in the Eastern Cape patients’ lives are at risk as many calls for help go unanswered. A new Health-e News documentary, Dying In Our Homes, reveals the impact on the lives of rural families.

[Updated] Documentary premiere: Dying in our homes

September 10, 2015
EC Health Crisis   News  

Amid a dire shortage of ambulances in the Eastern Cape patients’ lives are at risk as many calls for help go unanswered. A new Health-e News documentary, Dying In Our Homes, reveals the impact on the lives of rural families.

Stigma haunts those living with epilepsy

Growing up, Silindile Mkhwena says healers preyed on her family’s scant knowledge of her epilepsy. More than a decade later, she says she is still paying for society’s ignorance.