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“My family cycle ends with me”

July 4, 2017
OurHealth   Women's Health  

Mpumalanga – The brave mother of an 11-year old daughter has undertaken to ensure that, despite their harrowing experiences and difficulties, her child will not suffer as much as she has.

VIDEO: A balanced diet in an unequal society

Many South Africans don’t earn enough to afford healthy foods and end up with ‘lifestyle’ diseases like diabetes. Noma-Afrika is a domestic worker whose story illustrates that inequality permeates our diets too.

Fake doctor arrested

January 20, 2017
News   OurHealth   Women's Health  

FREE STATE – An intelligence operation between Crime intelligence and the Free State Hawks has led to the arrest of a man accused of performing illegal abortions.

Gym-free journey to fitness

January 3, 2017
News   Obesity   OurHealth   Women's Health  

Obesity in South Africa is increasing by 70% in women and 40% in men – and we need to do something about it. This is according to the Department of Health, which reported the statistics on World Obesity Day this year.

Helping young women retain their dignity

January 2, 2017
Gender   News   Women's Health  

The Princess Campaign – a new project spearheaded by Jozi FM – aims to ensure that 651 Joburg schoolgirls between the ages of 12 and 15 no longer have to miss school because of their monthly cycle.

Nurse training on contraceptives needed

December 30, 2016
Gender   News   OurHealth   Reproductive Health   Women's Health  

Lack of proper training on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) leads to a high rate of accidental pregnancies within the first year of use. In South Africa as many as 600 000 women experience unwanted pregnancies due to contraceptive failure. Globally the rated of accidental pregnancies is 40%. This should not have to be.

HIV won’t take away my smile

Accepting a positive HIV status can be difficult: One Free State woman shares her journey.