Researchers looking into the influence of the food and beverage industry on South Africa’s policy-making state that “increased transparency, disclosure, and awareness of industry strategies,” is needed to stop undue influence on the country’s public health programmes and policies.
Recently, Minister Nkoana-Mashabane launched 2020 Women’s Month, which will prioritise both how Covid-19 affects women, and the rising rates of gender-based violence during the country’s national lockdown.
The Chiawelo Community Practice is an example of how a focused healthcare system and good record-keeping can lead to quality care for all – and Professor Shabir Moosa wants this model to take root across Gauteng.
“We started in May, and so far, we have prepared at least forty kotas a month, worth R12 each. We are hoping for the numbers to increase as we continue with the program,” says Themba Mathe, shop owner in Khujwana village, Limpopo.
Topanama village, in Limpopo’s Mopani District, has been without water for the past seven months. Residents, at their wits end, have started drinking water from a local canal, and community leaders fear a diarrhoea outbreak on top of the Covid-19 pandemic.
People who suffer with endometriosis face inordinate hurdles in accessing care for their condition, but believe they are warriors despite a medical system that doesn’t always believe them, writes Dalaine Krige.