SECTION27 on NHI: ‘Fix SA’s public healthcare system first’

SECTION27 on NHI: ‘Fix SA’s public healthcare system first’

As the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill winds its way through parliament, a human rights organisation has urged government to address inequalities within the public healthcare system before the legislation comes into effect.

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Limpopo moms express concern as pediatric vaccines run out

Limpopo moms express concern as pediatric vaccines run out

As the country continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines, mothers in Limpopo are worried that their children could be exposed to dangerous diseases due to a shortage of essential pediatric vaccines at pubic and private health facilities.

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School Meals: High Court orders NSNP to step up to the plate

School Meals: High Court orders NSNP to step up to the plate

News that the South African High Court has ordered the Department of Education (DBE) to develop new plans for its National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) around school meals has been welcomed, meaning close to 2 million learners will no longer miss out on their daily meals during COVID-19.

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HIV prevention: Vaginal ring gives hope to African women

HIV prevention: Vaginal ring gives hope to African women

Studies show that the dapivirine vaginal ring offers new hope as an additional HIV prevention option for young women in Africa, lowering the health risk factors associated with HIV infections.

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Civil organisations lay down the law as millions of bellies go unfed

Civil organisations lay down the law as millions of bellies go unfed

Equal Education and the governing bodies of two Limpopo schools want a court to rule that education department officials have not met their constitutional obligations in providing daily meals to all qualifying learners. 

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Efforts to reduce tobacco harm in Africa up in smoke

Efforts to reduce tobacco harm in Africa up in smoke

Lack of support, inadequate policies and misinformation have been identified as some of the obstacles standing in the way of the reduction of tobacco harm in Africa as discussed during the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) held in Liverpool, England last week.

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