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Half the world is unprepared for epidemics

June 26, 2018
Preventing Epidemics  

Ebola shocked and terrified the world – but four years later, over half the world is not ready to combat epidemics. A new website maps out who is ready and who isn’t.

Apartheid of the abled

August 24, 2015

Imagine being 22 years old and still stuck in primary school simply because no local high school can accommodate your physical disability. This is the fate of Makhosi Ndabambi. More than 500,000 disabled South African children have no access to any schooling, because schools are only built for the abled.

World wastes almost half of all food produced

About 40 percent of the food produced globally is wasted while 795 million people go hungry, according to new research released yesterday (16 July)

Health care community reacts to Mandela’s death

One of South Africa’s first politicians to openly speak about HIV, Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Health-e takes a look at how local activists and global health leaders are remembering the father of the nation.

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.

Call for Health-e citizen journalist applications

October 30, 2013
News   OurHealth  

Health-e News Service currently runs a citizen journalist programme in South Africa’s 11 National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts and we’re looking for new journalists for the team.

South Africa far from targets to reduce maternal, infant mortality

October 29, 2013
Children's Health   Women's Health  

South African health facilities are slowly improving their treatment of pregnant women and babies, but certain provinces and districts are holding back progress.