With millions of people in South Africa not having access to food and going hungry every year, an expert has called on municipalities to step in and fulfil their constitutional role in helping to ensure food security for their communities.
Women in Limpopo are desperate to get their hands on two types of injectable contraceptives which have been in short supply for over a month. One patient has deemed the situation a ‘disaster’ which the provincial department of health reckons will be.
With phase two of the vaccination programme already underway, many healthcare workers remain unvaccinated. The Democratic Nurses Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) in Limpopo demand that the provincial government prioritise the vaccination of front-line nurses.
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.