Lucky Nkosi is 8 months pregnant. She also weighs 120 kg. This puts her and her unborn baby at risk. But how much of this is influenced by poverty, inequality and the affordability of healthy foods? This is Lucky’s story, emblematic of the 70% of obese and overweight women in South Africa whose health is in crisis.
A woman who works in the laundry section of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg says she frequently deals with an array of horror finds among the linen.
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