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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MEC apologises, vows to investigate Brits District Hospital after video of patients sleeping on floor

MEC apologises, vows to investigate Brits District Hospital after video of patients sleeping on floor

A video of patients sleeping on the floor at Brits District Hospital revealed the challenges at the hospital. Provincial authorities have now stepped in with the MEC apologising to patients as he calls for changes.

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Sex workers continue to face threat of rape and abuse from police

Sex workers continue to face threat of rape and abuse from police

Sex workers continue to demand decriminilisation, saying outdated laws contribute to their abuse at the hands of police, and discrimination in society.

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‘You literally have to watch your back’ – Being LGBTQI+ in the North West

‘You literally have to watch your back’ – Being LGBTQI+ in the North West

Anele Xhati shares her experiences of being an LGBTQI+ activist and transwoman in the North West. Xhati talks about the real-life dangers in communities, and discrimination in the workplace, and how lockdown has made life harder for the province’s LGBTQI+ community.

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