In rural areas, unhealthy food is cheap and accessible while awareness about the dangers is low. That’s why the Healthy Living Alliance is kicking off a campaign in communities and lobbying government for a sugar tax increase.
In the year since the coronavirus was recorded in South Africa, more than 50,000 people have died and the country has been profoundly affected. Health-e News spoke to survivors of Covid-19, and those grieving the loss brought by the pandemic.
A Limpopo woman is in shock after doctors performed a hysterectomy without her permission. Doctors say it was necessary to save her life after complications with her pregnancy. As studies show, the experience of the 36-year-old woman is not unique, highlighting poor communication in the labour ward.
6 November is Malaria Day in southern Africa. South Africa, along with the South African Development Community, pledged to eliminate malaria transmission by 2023 by stepping up community efforts.