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Hope for rural NPO after their eviction

February 14, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP), a rural domestic violence NGO evicted from their offices in December, has been given renewed hope thanks to a generous donation.

Two women vs ‘big pharma’ to fight TB

February 13, 2019
News  

One hails from Mumbai and the other from Khayelitsha but the pair has teamed up after surviving the planet’s deadliest infectious disease; tuberculosis (TB). Toxic treatment robbed both women of their hearing and a newer, safer, drug is unaffordable leaving many people with the choice between deafness or death.

Food safety a threat to global health and economies

February 12, 2019
News  

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.

Tshilidzini hospital management removed for incompetence

February 12, 2019
OurHealth  

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has removed the entire management team at Tshilidzini Hospital because of shocking mismanagement at the public healthcare facility.

Eskom wants to dodge air pollution rules – again

February 11, 2019
News  

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told last week’s Mining Indaba that government is investing in research to develop ‘clean coal technologies’. But Eskom’s power stations show that coal-based power cannot be clean.

Calls for increased budgets in the mental health sector

February 8, 2019
OurHealth  

The Life Esidimeni tragedy, patient abuse and suicide by health professionals are among the issues pointing to a dire need for better management of public sector psychiatry.

Mpumalanga woman regrets ARVs ‘break’

February 7, 2019
OurHealth  

Tired of swallowing medicine every single day for close on 10 years, Ntombifuthi Radebe (32) was misled by her treatment buddy who encouraged her to ditch the pills and forget about the arduous habit.