Health-e’s latest documentary, “Picking up the Pieces” will be aired tonight (Tues) on 3rd Degree (e-TV) at 9.30pm. See the nurses in action dealing particularly with the huge rise in child rape cases, and find out how this specialisation is dying because it does not get proper recognition from the health authorities.
Cheating, mistresses and having more than one partner might sound very sexy and intriguing. But beneath the surface lies a dangerous web of sexual partners which is leading to the rampant spread of HIV/AIDS.
All children are guaranteed the right to education in South Africa. However children with more specific education needs are sometimes forgotten on the sidelines. There are only 9 schools for children with autism in the entire country. This insert,looks at the challenges faced by a school for autistic children in Johannesburg.
For years South Africans battled to learn their sexual alphabet- A abstain, B be faithful and C condomise. Sexual behaviour has proved stubbornly resistant to change. The majority of people still do not understand that regular unprotected sex with more than one partner increases the risk of infection dramatically.
In 2006, the outbreak of an almost untreatable form of TB in Kwa-Zulu Natal struck fear in the public health community. TB is an airborne disease which is spread by coughing, sneezing or ‘¦simply talking. It’s usually curable, but decades of a poorly run TB Control Programme has resulted in an explosion of new and lethal strains of drug resistant TB. Failure to curb infection has seen the number of TB case sky-rocket and among them are doctors and nurses.