SOWETO – A door-to-door campaign conducted at Jabulani Hostel in honour of TB awareness month revealed that while many residents are infected, a high number of them have been defaulting on their treatment.
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.
A Soweto woman, who believed she would die before receiving life-saving surgery after being shunted from one government hospital to another, has received help thanks to intervention by the Gauteng Department of Health.
What started out as a small health group for five Soweto senior citizens just four years ago has grown to into a massive health club with 349 active members and a proud track record of improved overall health.
As post-municipal election politicking continues and the weather warms up, the Jabulani hostel community is Soweto is growing increasingly anxious about appaling health conditions in their area.
A teenager from Soweto who has been suffering from elephantiasis for six years, and who only recently discovered that he was born HIV positive, will soon receive the treatment he desperately needs.
Elizabeth Mahlangu is living with HIV. When her Daveyton clinic runs out of her antidepressant, it can cost her R110 to refill her prescription at a private pharmacy. All too often, those like Mahlangu suffer in silence, says the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has charted another first for Africa as the hospital welcomes a new state-of-the-art machine that will allow women to be treated for fibroids without surgery. The machine has been billed as the first of its kind in Africa.
Gauteng clinic committee members say they have waited three years for the Gauteng Department of Health announce new appointments – and for the department to make good on promises of pay allegedly made by former Health MEC Hope Papo.