More than fifty regular patients at the Village Clinic in the OR Tambo District had a sit-in at the clinic when they were told that their Efavirenz tablets – an anti-retroviral drug for HIV-positive patients – was not available.
Ongoing pressure and threatened litigation from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has led to the construction of a temporary clinic in Lusikisiki and confirmed plans to build a permanent state-of-the-art day hospital.
Millions of people do not have access to proper sanitation and in South African schools the situation is especially dire. Health-e News Service conducted an informal survey of the state of 17 schools’ toilets that fall within four of the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts. At all 17 schools the toilets were in a shocking condition. By OurHealth Reporters.
LUSIKISIKI. – Makazi Damane is a 42-year-old Lusikisiki man living at the low-income housing scheme in at Joe Slovo. He was diagnosed with HIV and started antiretroviral treatment in 2006, but from 2010 have been going on and off of treatment.
LUSIKISIKI. ‘ The community of the Eastern Cape village is rallying behind a rape survivor whose case is only being heard in court this month ‘ three years after the traumatising attack took place.
LUSIKISIKI. ‘ Residents from Mevana district in the Eastern Cape were stunned by the level of service they received from the emergency services in the area. This community, who is used to long queues, medicine stock outs and generally poor health services was pleasantly surprised when the emergency services arrived within minutes after they logged a call.
LUSIKISIKI. ‘ Communities in the Eastern Cape are up in arms about the breakdown in health services in this province and activist groups here are pressurising local and provincial departments for answers and solutions.