Children living with autism need more structure during the pandemic

Children living with autism need more structure during the pandemic

Children living with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are having a particularly tough time during the COVID-19 pandemic as lockdown restrictions have eroded routines and limited access to primary care settings.

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Botshabelo parents say 'no' as all primary school learners return.

Botshabelo parents say ‘no’ as all primary school learners return

Parents in Botshabelo in the Free State have expressed their anger at the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for instructing all primary school learners to return to school at once as from this past Monday (2 August). They say this move will put the lives of children in danger as the country slowly moves past the peak of COVID-19 infections during the third wave.

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Second batch of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines set to boost SA's vaccine rollout even further.

Second batch of Pfizer vaccines a shot in the arm for SA

South Africa received a second batch of Pfizer vaccines from the US on Tuesday which is set to boost the country’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout even further. An initial consignment of 2.8 million doses arrived at OR Tambo International Airport last Saturday as donated by the US government.

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Autistic children require more structure during pandemic.

Children living with autism need more structure during the pandemic

Children living with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are having a particularly tough time during the COVID-19 pandemic as lockdown restrictions have eroded routines and limited access to primary care settings.

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Top four frequently asked questions about the Delta variant answered.

Your top four questions on the Delta variant and the vaccine answered

First detected in India in October 2020, the vicious Delta variant has spread to more than 100 countries and according to the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), it appears to spread as easily as chickenpox. Here are your top four questions about the delta variant.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says vaccine shortages will no longer be an issue.

COVID-19 vaccine shortages no longer an issue – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is satisfied with the national vaccine rollout which has seen close to 7.3 million people vaccinated so far.  It was also announced that over 31 million additional doses will be delivered within the next two to three months meaning COVID-19 vaccine shortages are a thing of the past.

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New report sheds light on dire situation at North West public clinics.

Report sheds light on dire situation at NW clinics

A recent reported published by a monitoring group has revealed the myriad of challenges faced by people who rely on public healthcare facilities in the North West province – from long waiting times to a shortage of medication to unfair treatment of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Youngsters in the Free State are both keen and hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine: Youngsters torn as conspiracies abound

While many young people in the Free State are keen to get the COVID-19 vaccine, some are adamant that the jab is harmful and part of a state-sponsored conspiracy to alter people’s DNA. Health-e News spoke to a few youngsters after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last Sunday evening that the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout will open for 18 to 34 year olds from 1 September.

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Izwi Lami Survivors Support

Access our Survivor’s Support Map which provides a directory of shelters, hospitals, clinics and Thuthuzela centres for survivor’s of sexual assault There are shelters that assist survivors with accommodation in times of need. The Thuthuzela Care Centres are rape care centres linked to hospitals where survivors can receive counselling and a medical examination after the rape. And there are 24 hour clinics and hospitals where survivors can visit for medical care if they are too far away from a Thuthuzela centre.