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Abortion access in SA: A ‘disaster’

May 11, 2018
News  

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.

Abortion: Health workers undermining women’s rights

August 14, 2017
News  

The refusal of large numbers of healthworkers to perform abortions is driving women to seek unsafe backstreet procedures. Professor EDDIE MHLANGA calls on medical schools to address students’ bias against abortion and teach them how to remedy botched procedures

South Africa battles health burden from both infectious and non-communicable diseases

NEWS RELEASE: New Global Burden of Disease Study reveals that income, education, and birth rates – while critical – are not the only keys to healthy living in 195 countries.

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.

Dying to be a woman in South Africa

August 8, 2016
Gender  

From violent male partners to vaginal bacteria that make a woman more likely to get HIV, it is dangerous to be a women in South Africa.

[Updated] Moms connect with MomConnect programme

April 16, 2015
OurHealth   Women's Health  

Shoshanguve mums say they are connecting with the Department of Health’s new MomConnect SMS service.