After about two months of harrowing testimony, the arbitration hearings into the Life Esidimeni tragedy came to a close last week. But families are no closer to the closure they want and need.
As National Nutrition Week 2017 comes to an end on Sunday (15 October) the Department of Health (DoH) has urged all South Africans to make a conscious decision to make water their drink of choice.
Establishing the infrastructure needed to take proper full-time care of mentally ill patients is an expensive exercise, and should never have been regarded as an area where costs could be cut.
Lawyers acting on behalf of bereaved families of the former Life Esidimeni patients are disappointed with the list of witnesses introduced by the state on the first day of hearings into the deaths of the psychiatric patients.
The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is facing a serious shortage of type O blood with just over a day and a half supply in its blood banks across the country. The blood donor organisation has appealed to citizens to make donations as a matter of urgency and become regular blood donors.
Lack of proper training on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) leads to a high rate of accidental pregnancies within the first year of use. In South Africa as many as 600 000 women experience unwanted pregnancies due to contraceptive failure. Globally the rated of accidental pregnancies is 40%. This should not have to be.