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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is satisfied with the national vaccine rollout which has seen close to 7.3 million people vaccinated so far. It was also announced that over 31 million additional doses will be delivered within the next two to three months meaning COVID-19 vaccine shortages are a thing of the past.
A recent reported published by a monitoring group has revealed the myriad of challenges faced by people who rely on public healthcare facilities in the North West province – from long waiting times to a shortage of medication to unfair treatment of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
A number of inmates from Mpumalanga are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, fearing that it will ruin their ability to perform sexually, but others have spoken out against spreading false information and encouraged everyone to get the shot.
While many young people in the Free State are keen to get the COVID-19 vaccine, some are adamant that the jab is harmful and part of a state-sponsored conspiracy to alter people’s DNA. Health-e News spoke to a few youngsters after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last Sunday evening that the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout will open for 18 to 34 year olds from 1 September.
Community members in the Botshabelo district in the Free State are urging health authorities to extend the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to local clinics. They claim the hospital currently identified as the main vaccination site isn’t coping with the influx of people.
As the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill winds its way through parliament, a human rights organisation has urged government to address inequalities within the public healthcare system before the legislation comes into effect.
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.
A money-disinfecting device, that could potentially help curb the spread of COVID-19, is the latest brainchild of an aspiring inventor from Limpopo, who hopes to build on the success of his earlier invention.
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.