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Surviving stigma against all odds

March 13, 2019
OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – Traditional medicine, cultural respect, HIV and TB infections are among the many issues that compounded and confused things for a young mother.

Never too old to eat healthily

March 12, 2019
OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – A rural grandmother who turned to a healthy lifestyle after a massive health scare wants others to follow her lead before it is too late.

SA is not yet polio-free

March 11, 2019
Vaccines  

South Africa is part of a ‘pariah group’ of countries not yet certified polio-free, thanks to weaknesses in our disease surveillance and vaccination programme. The Department of Health is determined to win back its certificate next month, and launched an immunisation coverage survey last week to investigate the nation’s vaccination rate. 

Disabled student with no limbs graduates with new hopes and dreams

March 10, 2019
News  

After years of hard work disabled student Tinyiko Gwambe will soon be qualifying as a social worker, and has new ambitions of getting her own custom-made car.

Health department accused of xenophobia

March 9, 2019
News  

After a second provincial circular came to light instructing health facilities to charge non-citizens in full for services, the National Department of Health (NDoH) has vehemently denied it is fuelling xenophobic sentiments.

New HIV drug safe with preventive TB meds

March 7, 2019
News  

A new blockbuster HIV drug is safe in combination with a shorter and more effective prescription to prevent deadly tuberculosis (TB), according to breaking research from South Africa.

Gauteng Health urged to halt ongoing hospital strike

March 6, 2019
News  

Conflict has been mounting at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp where an unprotected strike has been ongoing since Friday.