Contraceptives shortage in Limpopo a ‘disaster’ for women

Contraceptives shortage in Limpopo a ‘disaster’ for women

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.

Read More

Denosa Limpopo calls for rapid vaccination of its members

Denosa Limpopo calls for rapid vaccination of its members

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.

Read More

Families too poor to afford healthy food face added risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and more

Families too poor to afford healthy food face added risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and more

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) account for over half of deaths in South Africa. Poverty, limited resources and lack of healthy living programmes and regulations add to this burden.

Read More

To save rural communities from junk food, raise awareness and the sugar tax, says health group

To save rural communities from junk food, raise awareness and the sugar tax, says health group

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.

Read More

One year of Covid-19 in SA: ‘I don’t wish anyone to go through what I went through’

One year of Covid-19 in SA: ‘I don’t wish anyone to go through what I went through’

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.

Read More

Small-scale farmers want to help their communities, but they need help first

Small-scale farmers want to help their communities, but they need help first

In an attempt to address food insecurity and job creation, small scale farmers in the Mopani District of Limpopo are ready to provide. But first, they need help upscaling.

Read More

Poor state of Limpopo’s special needs schools put learners at further disadvantage says Human Rights Commission

Poor state of Limpopo’s special needs schools put learners at further disadvantage says Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission met with school governing bodies and government to discuss the poor state of the Limpopo’s 35 special needs schools.

Read More

This Limpopo woman’s trauma after an emergency hysterectomy shows the lack of communication between doctors and patients

This Limpopo woman’s trauma after an emergency hysterectomy shows the lack of communication between doctors and patients

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.

Read More

Handwashing stations installed in Limpopo to fight the Covid-19 pandemic

Handwashing stations installed in Limpopo to fight the Covid-19 pandemic

The Department of Water and Sanitation has installed handwashing stations in villages in Limpopo. The stations will encourage handwashing and curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Read More

South Africa target aims for zero malaria infections in 2023

South Africa target aims for zero malaria infections in 2023

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.

Read More

1 2 3 8