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Abortion access in SA: A ‘disaster’

May 11, 2018

A new report highlights the importance of abortion access to women’s rights but the country is failing to fully implement its progressive termination of pregnancy laws.

SMS service helps nurses help mothers

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

Moms with HIV set to get connected

MomConnect delivers text messages to women, with information geared towards their stage of pregnancy – and soon pregnant women with HIV will be able to receive specialised messages.

Clinic shuts doors, turns away woman in labour

May 11, 2015
OurHealth   Women's Health  

Nthabeleng Moloi alleges that Bethlehem’s Bohlokong Clinic closed its doors and sent her away after she arrived at the clinic in labour. She ultimately delivered her baby by herself.

Foetal alcohol syndrome not confined to the Capes

February 11, 2015
Alcohol & Drugs   Children's Health   OurHealth  

At 15 years old, Asanda* towers over her Grade 3 classmates, most of whom are about five years younger than the East Rand teen. Asanda is one of thousands of South Africans born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), according to the University of Stellenbosch.

Study links birth control to increased risk of HIV infection

Women using the birth control shot known by the brand name Depo-Provera may have about a 30 percent higher risk of contracting HIV, according to new research. However, the link between hormonal contraception and HIV remains uncertain.

Shoshanguve opens new private hospital

September 5, 2014
Health Management   OurHealth  

Shoshanguve recently opened its new, 100-bed hospital just one year after construction on the facility started.