The murder of a 13-year-old albino girl and the theft of body parts from a 28-year-old albino man hours after he was buried has Mpumalanga residents angry and fearing for the lives of other albino people.
MPUMALANGA – “I remember the last time my mother disappeared. People from a nearby community found her walking alone in the middle of the night naked. She couldn’t remember her own name and because she was naked people thought she was a witch. They wanted to burn her alive.”
MPUMALANGA – After a 6-year-old girl suffered numerous seizures and took unnecessary treatment from local sangomas, she has finally been properly diagnosed with epilepsy and is doing well on treatment.
Mpumalanga – A late diagnosis of cervical cancer has urged Mpumalanga mother Phumzile Mlombo to urge other women to check regularly for the disease to ensure early diagnosis and a better chance of survival.
The new, recently introduced Central Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution (CCMDD) programme for patients on antiretrovirals and other chronic medication has already proven to be a major benefit.
A Mpumalanga woman who developed high blood pressure during her pregnancy deeply regrets having stopped taking her medication and switching to traditional medicine after her baby boy arrived early and survived for only one day.
MPUMALANGA – A simple question never asked, miscommunication, no communication or a patient’s fear of speaking to a busy nurse are all small issues that can end up becoming life-threatening disasters.