Over the past five years, SA has cut its rate of new HIV infections by 44%, but young people are still at risk, according to theSouth African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey of 2017.
Despite having undergone the amputation of half of her right foot three years ago due to diabetes, Morongwa Tsatsi (65) of Alexandra township still battles to follow the healthy diet required for her condition.
Destruction of property and acts of intimidation that accompanied National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union’s recent strike at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital has been harshly condemned.
On a Monday at 7.30am the waiting area at the Potchefstroom Hospital in the North West province is packed full of patients. Every seat is taken, people stand at the door and general chit chat revolves around how many hours people expect to spend in the queue.
Now that government’s strategy to reduce the sugar intake through the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages – known as a Health Promotion Levy – consumers in general remain cynical, believing it may not have the desired impact.
Despite South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak death toll having topped 100 and confirmed cases numbering well over 800, Joburgers appear not to be concerned about taking precautions against infection.
What started out as a small yoga practice for stressed teenagers in Alexandra township has grown into a large health club with almost 500 members – many of them using yoga to deal with life.
Several homes for vulnerable children in Alexandra and the surrounding areas are begging the Department of Social Development to pay them the temporary safety care grant money they are entitled to.