Report sheds light on dire situation at NW clinics

Report sheds light on dire situation at NW clinics

A recent reported published by a monitoring group has revealed the myriad of challenges faced by people who rely on public healthcare facilities in the North West province – from long waiting times to a shortage of medication to unfair treatment of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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High rates of gender-based violence linked to high rates of HIV infection among women, study shows

High rates of gender-based violence linked to high rates of HIV infection among women, study shows

There is a link between HIV infection and gender-based violence, a study shows. The cultural and economic issues that prevent women from speaking up, also create a climate for intimate partner violence.

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Doctors perform larynx surgery in the North West for the first time

Doctors perform larynx surgery in the North West for the first time

For the first time, surgeons in a North West public hospital performed larynx surgery. The life-saving surgery means patients no longer need to travel to other provinces for treatment.

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Premature births linked to poverty, inequality and access to healthcare, say experts

Premature births linked to poverty, inequality and access to healthcare, say experts

17 November is World Premature Day. This year, experts and paediatricians hope to raise awareness on the factors that lead to pre-term births.

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