Childhood and adolescent tuberculosis (TB) is common and often more difficult to diagnose and treat. Health-e News spoke to two TB survivors who had the disease while they were just 14 and 18 and about the special challenges having TB as a teen.
The Free State Department of Health held a campaign in Warden to highlight mental health issues and the challenges of substance abuse. Community members attending the event shared their struggles.
FREE STATE – Lerato Mofokeng, a 36-year-old mother of a four year old, was surprised when she and her child were diagnosed with HIV – yet her boyfriend of seven years tested negative for the virus.
Tshimo ya Bophelo, meaning the Garden of Health, is a community vegetable garden project situated at Thebe District Hospital in Harrismith in the Free State that has proven to be such a successful venture that it has won awards.