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‘I am HIV positive not cursed’

May 4, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – A young man, diagnosed with HIV and advised to start anti-retroviral treatment, chose instead to please his family and turn to the church for help.

Township TB drive highlights disease dangers

April 5, 2017
News   OurHealth   Tuberculosis (TB)  

SOWETO – A door-to-door campaign conducted at Jabulani Hostel in honour of TB awareness month revealed that while many residents are infected, a high number of them have been defaulting on their treatment.

Patients stranded after clinic torched

April 4, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Recent protest action by angry residents at Duduza in Ekurhuleni has left sick people in a vulnerable position after their local clinic was so badly damaged it can no longer function.

Pets neglect pose scabies risk to humans

March 29, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Disadvantaged rural communities in parts of KwaZulu Natal are at risk of contracting scabies from exposure to pets with sarcoptic mange.

Animal TB – a looming threat to humans say researchers

October 7, 2016
Health Management   News  

Animal TB (termed zoonotic TB) poses a greater threat to human health and the economy than previously thought, according to a report published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases last week.

“I thought only white people get skin cancer” – Melanoma patient

August 16, 2016
News   OurHealth  

Dieketseng Mofokeng of Qwaqwa in the Free State, like many people, has always associated skin cancer with fair-skinned people, believing that darker skin offered greater protection from the sun.

Access to treatment still a crisis

July 19, 2016
HIV and AIDS   News  

Global AIDS gains are in danger of being rolled back unless donors step up their contributions, getting treatment to 20 million HIV positive people currently excluded.