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VIDEO: A balanced diet in an unequal society

Many South Africans don’t earn enough to afford healthy foods and end up with ‘lifestyle’ diseases like diabetes. Noma-Afrika is a domestic worker whose story illustrates that inequality permeates our diets too.

The inequality gap and its impact on health

February 27, 2017
News  

Social injustice is the biggest threat to global health and a radical change in society is needed if we really want people to live long, healthy lives.

SMS service helps nurses help mothers

The NurseConnect text message service can help health workers take better care of mothers.

One woman’s drive to encourage home grown vegetables to save money and stay healthy

August 9, 2016
Health Management   OurHealth  

As South Africa marks Women’s Day today, one woman in Vhembe, Limpopo is making a positive difference to community by promoting the benefits of home vegetable gardens.

Study offers new protection to teenagers.

July 20, 2016
AIDS 2016   HIV Prevention  

South Africa has the highest HIV infections rate among adolescent new adolescent girls and a new study by the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre is currently testing antiretrovirals to a group of adolescents in a bid to keep them HIV free

Cape Town woman battles rare skin disease

November 1, 2013
Diseases and Disorders  

Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, affects more than 125 million people globally. In South Africa, psoriasis patients not only face stigma but an uphill battle for care.

South Africa’s worst places to be a woman, mother

The Health Systems Trust has released its latest District Health Barometer. Health-e takes a look at some of the worst districts in South Africa to be a woman or mother.