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Villagers’ treacherous journey for healthcare

March 29, 2019

For KwaMhlanga villagers seeking healthcare may actually kill them. Many residents of the Eastern Cape village have deserted health services due to the alarming rate of rape and murders in a forest separating the village and the clinic in Flagstaff town.

Tips for Whistleblowers

WATCH: Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga, the head of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), shares tips on whistleblowing for healthcare workers.

Cancer makes life difficult for poor Vhembe family

September 28, 2018

LIMPOPO – A rare infection which started as a sinus complaint has left a rural mother and her family confused, stressed and traumatised as it has since turned cancerous.

No suitable care for SA’s elderly population

August 22, 2018
News   OurHealth  

South Africa’s elderly population is growing rapidly – but state mental health care is not adequate. About 30% of adults aged 60 and older will at some stage require medication to treat mental conditions.

ILLUSTRATION: Closed Doors for Rape Survivors

March 9, 2018
Survivor Stories  

The stories in the graphic illustration reveal the real testimonies of rape survivors sent in to Health-e News using the Izwi Lami SMS line.

VIDEO: Rural gogos left stranded by ambulances

June 21, 2017

Health-e reported on medical neglect in the Eastern Cape nearly two years ago. Rural grandmothers say little has changed.

No time for emergencies

May 8, 2017
Multimedia   Stockouts   Video  

SA’s grandmothers are breadwinners in their old age, and their inability to access decent healthcare quickly impacts on their children, grandchildren and their entire communities.