President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lifting of the alcohol sales ban recently has been blamed by the Botshabelo community for contributing to violence and car accidents in their area, while police have been accused of not enforcing the law.
With the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week in August, South African mothers are encouraged to donate their breastmilk to others, as it is a key intervention that can save the lives of at-risk low birth-weight infants.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infections remain two of the major healthcare challenges in the twenty-first century. Health-e News reports on World Hepatitis Day which was observed yesterday and tells you everything you need to know from hepatitis A to E.
The Eastern Cape Province is aiming to achieve population immunity by March next year with a target of vaccinating 4.5 million people by that time – this as the province officially confirmed the arrival of the third COVID-19 wave this week.
A new survey has revealed that 47% of South Africans believe that prayer is more effective than a COVID-19 vaccine in preventing infection. This finding forms part of a study conducted by Afrobarometer in a week in which the country has just passed the seven million mark for the number of doses administered.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on pharmacies across the country in the face of a contraceptives shortage which has plagued parts of South Africa for almost 18 months and counting.
With South Africa having vaccinated more than 6% of its population, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy still remains an obstacle and is often fueled by beliefs surrounding severe side-effects. A local doctor has reminded the public to dispell these myths as the country attempts to reach herd immunity.
With millions of people in South Africa not having access to food and going hungry every year, an expert has called on municipalities to step in and fulfil their constitutional role in helping to ensure food security for their communities.
M5 MediGroup claims that the Sefako Makgatho University for Health Sciences has not explained why the preliminary findings on their herbal COVID-19 remedy have not been published on the agreed date.
While a large number of teachers and support staff in Limpopo have already been vaccinated, labour unions and health officials are scratching their heads about how vaccinated and unvaccinated staff should interact to best curb the spread of COVID-19.
Women in Limpopo are desperate to get their hands on two types of injectable contraceptives which have been in short supply for over a month. One patient has deemed the situation a ‘disaster’ which the provincial department of health reckons will be.
As the country continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines, mothers in Limpopo are worried that their children could be exposed to dangerous diseases due to a shortage of essential pediatric vaccines at pubic and private health facilities.
The Eastern Cape government is optimistic that the extension of healthcare worker contracts and installation of oxygen points at rural hospitals has positioned it to effectively curb the ongoing third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
News that the South African High Court has ordered the Department of Education (DBE) to develop new plans for its National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) around school meals has been welcomed, meaning close to 2 million learners will no longer miss out on their daily meals during COVID-19.
A recent clinic trial has provided new hope for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) sufferers, as it managed to successfully cut the long and expensive treatment period of the disease by two-thirds.