Born blind, abandoned by her parents, then gang raped and contracting HIV, may be too much for any one person to handle in one lifetime.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has said there has been a “rise in incidents of corporal punishment in schools across the country” after it has received reports of the physical and verbal abuse of learners in at least seven Mpumalanga schools.
Bio-technology Cancer and Tobacco Control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Private Healthcare Science; Research & Innovations
As doctors increasingly using genetic tests to predict future health, some might not like what they find gazing into science’s new crystal ball.
Emergency Medical Services
The South African Human Rights Commission will launch a national investigation into the state of emergency medical services (EMS) after finding just 200 of about 416 Eastern Cape public ambulances are functional in the province of 6.5 million people.
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.