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Rural young men use muti to treat STIs

EASTERN CAPE – Most young men in Flagstaff at Ingquza Hill believe that traditional medicine as is the best treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

KZN man opens a traditional hospital

June 28, 2018
OurHealth   Traditional Medicine  

KWAZULU-NATAL – A traditional healer from Ingwavuma north of KZN has made history by forming a private hospital in Bhambanana area at Mhlabuyalingana.

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Draft for comment: Regulations on Traditional Health Practioners

November 9, 2015
Reports   Traditional Medicine  

The Department of Health has published the Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations in line with the Traditional Health Practitioners Act. The deadline for written comments is 2 February 2016.

[Updated] Healer’s bogus ‘HIV cure’ bashed

September 17, 2015
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth   Traditional Medicine  

Jouberton Hostel traditional healer Dumisani Lwandle claims he can cure HIV, but residents and provincial AIDS council officials are crying foul over Lwandle’s lies.

Traditional health practitioners should be regulated, summit says

September 3, 2015
OurHealth   Traditional Medicine  

Traditional health practioners should be regulated say some Northern Cape traditional healers as the Department of Health looks to integrate healers into HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and chronic illnesses programmes.

Herbalists crucial link to health services

Since the 1970s, Soweto’s Ikwezi train station has been abuzz with local herbalists. But after more than three decades into South Africa’s HIV epidemic, traditional healing has changed – and found a new role within the public health system.

Fears drive traditional medicine use during pregnancy

Fears about prolonged labours and enlarged babies’ heads are driving some pregnant women to opt for traditional medicine instead of doctors’ prescriptions – but nurses say it may be a dangerous gamble.