The South African Health News Service
Subscribe
Find a Clinic
Medicine Price Registry
Return to Content

Good Samaritan offers support for orphans

May 29, 2019
News  

A Vhembe man has identified 50 orphans from villages in that area that he will provide with school uniforms, food, and career guidance.

Let’s talk about sex, says Stop the Spot founder

May 7, 2019
News  

LIMPOPO – To curb the spread of sexual infections and the high rate of teen pregnancies in rural villages in Vhembe district, 23-year-old student Avhasei Raphalalani is teaching young people about sex and hygiene.

Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

April 10, 2019
News  

Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.

Are workless doctors being ‘picky’?

January 21, 2019
News  

After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Health-e News’ Amy Green investigates whether these health professionals are being ‘picky’ and what possible solutions there are to this senseless situation.

Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018
News  

Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.

Rural filmmaker breaks infertility silence

November 28, 2018
OurHealth  

Infertility is seldom talked about in rural communities but award-winning filmmaker Molatelo Maenetja has made a film, When Babies Don’t Come, to break the stigma surrounding the issue.

Beauty contest for disabled rural women a hit

October 18, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – As results of a huge number of participants and attendance drawn by a beauty contest staged to empower and uplift rural women living with various disabilities, the organisers have promised to make the contest an annual event.