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Lupus patients unable to get medicine

April 2, 2019

South Africans who suffer from the lupus are not able to get access to the only medicine developed to treat the auto-immune disease because it has not yet been registered here.

TB in pregnancy can be cured

December 10, 2018

Mpumalanga – When 24-year-old Gabisile Zulu discovered she was pregnant she was thrilled. Her joy was short lived because she was also diagnosed with tuberculosis – she was now fighting two diseases, HIV and TB.

Taking the itch out of eczema

November 13, 2018

Mpumalanga – Nomonde wears the scars of eczema on her face but the 9-year-old girl carries invisible scars from being bullied because of her skin condition.

Depression: Treat to defeat

October 17, 2018

Mpumalanga – Carol Ngcamane was recently diagnosed with depression and is slowly coming to terms with the diagnosis.

Landmark ARV pricing deal to save SA billions

September 22, 2017

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, says a landmark pricing deal announced by UNAids will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment.

‘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.