With the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week in August, South African mothers are encouraged to donate their breastmilk to others, as it is a key intervention that can save the lives of at-risk low birth-weight infants.
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.
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.
Transgender people still face significant challenges that prevent them from gaining access to and continuing HIV prevention and care services, despite the disease being first diagnosed 40 years ago.
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.
A recent clinic trial has provided new hope for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) sufferers, as it managed to successfully cut the long and expensive treatment period of the disease by two-thirds.
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.
Disability is no reason for people to give up on their dreams, according to 27-year-old Mpho Mathabi, who is differently-abled and was born without arms and has recently written a book about overcoming obstacles and challenges.
Parties and gatherings have always been regarded as one of the main sources for COVID-19 infections. But with hospital admissions picking up at a rapid rate in Limpopo, it is believed that health facilities are doing considerable damage too.
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.
It’s an important week in South Africa as the country will once again be reminded of the national drug situation and in light of SANCA Drug Awareness Week, there is a story to be shared with the hope that other drug addicts in the same boat can clean up their acts and live a normal and healthy life again.
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.
Known as a chronic illness which mostly affects the elderly, experts have warned that Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can affect anyone regardless of their age. They have advised young people who have a genetic predisposition to RA to be aware of certain lifestyle choices.