Some women in Mpumalanga prefer giving birth to their children at home rather than going to hospital, prompting concerns that traditional birth attendants are not skilled to deal with any problems that might occur during delivery.
Mpumalanga – A young woman says HIV will not claim her life. Khosi Zitha said before she accepted her HIV status she battled with denial and anger. The 24-year-old told Health-e News that she could not cope because three of her siblings, who had been HIV-positive, had died.
After two decades, clean water will once again flow when Mgobodzi residents open their taps. Those residents in the village in the Nkomazi local municipality in Mpumalanga, who could afford to pay R15 for 25 litres of water had no choice but to share streams with animals.
MPUMALANGA – Bongekile Shabalala – a 22-year-old new mother who was diagnosed with high blood pressure at her first antenatal clinic visit – ended up giving birth prematurely because of her condition.
MPUMALANGA – After years of living in isolation because of his tendency to have long seizures and lose consciousness, 47-year-old epileptic Zakhele Sibiya says he refuses to remain alone and now wants to be accepted as part of society.