Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the leading causes of death in South Africa. While a healthy diet seems inaccessible for many, doctors recommend this simple change to everyday eating.
Down Syndrome South Africa said people with Down syndrome should be prioritised in the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The organisation said people with Down syndrome are more vulnerable to contracting the disease, and have struggled under the pandemic regulations.
Increasing rates of obesity among children should be framed as a critical issue, according to global health experts. Addressing overweight and obesity early on could preventing the development of other noncommunicable diseases.
In South Africa, Tuberculosis (TB) affects more men than women. The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation has called for the consideration of men’s voices when designing treatment and prevention programmes.