Public Health

The Stigma Of Loving Someone Who Died Of AIDS

I make it a point to tell anyone I date that I once had a partner that died of AIDS. So many loved ones...

David Mabuza Urges Leaders And Citizens To Stand Together And Fight...

On Thursday thousands braved inclement weather and gathered at the Cato Manor sports ground to be addressed by deputy president David Mabuza and Zulu...

Netflix Vegan Doccie ‘The Game Changers’ Appeals To Traditional Masculinity

Nothing says ‘manly’ quite like a nice piece of rare, bloody steak, amiright? Actually, you may be wrong according to a new...

HIV/AIDS in South Africa: how far have we come?

It’s been 16 years since Thabo Mbeki’s denial of HIV’s relation to AIDS, 15 years since the death of international icon Nkosi Johnson and...

Students are on holiday, so KZN’s blood banks are running low

On 3 January, the KwaZulu-Natal department of health said that the blood banks in the province were running low since the main source of...

Communities Join Hands To Assist KZN Floods Victims

Calls for aid relief for Durban Floods has been made, this after hundreds of people were left displaced by devastating torrential rains...

Rape in a place of platinum

A snapshot of the community of Rustenburg shows a place of plenty, also a place of poverty.  Ufrieda Ho argues that beyond the juxtaposition,...

Nursing Students Angry Over Mismanagement, Unfair Exam

Third-year students at the Ann Latsky Nursing school in Johannesburg protested on October 11 after raising concerns since the start of the year about...

Young, drunk and at risk: the dangers in youth perceptions of...

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliances (SAAPA) and Soul City Institute have called for a ban on the marketing of alcohol products. Along with...

A Tortured Wait For These Unplaced Medical Graduates

“My love for a challenge and working with people pushed me towards the field of medicine,” says Tanaka Gomba (23) in an interview with...

Medical Graduates Still Await Placement

All South African medical interns and community service doctors who were eligible for placement have finally been allocated and offered placement, according to a...

Young people encouraged to visit new Durban clinic without fear of...

On Friday, Lamontville Clinic in conjunction with the Durban Health Systems Trust launched a youth-friendly facility aimed at providing young people with their own...

Less judgement, more action is needed on female genital mutilation

Despite the dangers and growing opposition to the practice, female genital mutilation (FGM) persists across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, over...

People with albinism need more medical assistance from government

Mafusi Tampe and Lebo Kgopane are a young couple living in Soweto with a boisterous eight-month-old girl. Both have albinism, and little Diteboho does...

“It’s Only Blood” Fights Stigma And Shame Around Menstruation

Millions of people around the world experience menstruation. It is a basic biological bodily function and yet menstruation is often viewed as...

Someone needs to explain why there aren’t enough jobs for doctors

Becoming a doctor has many benefits. One of the most attractive to me, though, was the job security I envisioned. No further emphasis is...

How Doctors Discriminate Against Fat People

Cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer are all health-related issues associated with obesity. But while obesity is a...

Three Years After The Kunduz Hospital Airstrike, Thousands Remain Without Medical...

It was the only trauma hospital serving the people of Kunduz, an area in northeastern Afghanistan. On October 3 2015, the US army bombed...

5 Alternatives To “Listeria Meat”

South Africans are suffering a polony panic. This came after an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Limpopo was pointed as the ground zero for...

SA Pushed For First Ever TB Summit At The United Nations

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is currently taking place in New York. Various heads of states, ministers and activists have been meeting...
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