Public Health

We asked an expert to bust the myths associated with condoms...

We’ve had a giggle at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s condom presentation in the National Assembly this week. But even after proposing a national commission of...

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...

Understaffed and overworked: what it’s like working in South Africa’s public...

The Department of Health (DoH) is having difficulty placing young medical graduates in internship positions. The Daily Vox has spoken to a number of...

SA’s healthcare system is failing survivors of sexual violence

New research by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 256 designated public health facilities has found critical gaps in the provision of comprehensive medical care...

Sexual Health: Here’s Why You Need To Invest In PrEP

South Africa is one of the many countries facing an HIV/Aids pandemic with a prevalence rate of about 12.8% of the total of the...

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...

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...

How Polony Is Made

The listeriosis outbreak in South Africa has taken the lives of 180 people so far and a further 948 have fallen ill. Last week,...

KZN Health’s LLETZ Procedure To Curb Cervical Cancer Deaths

The department of health in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday unveiled 15 new cervical cancer machine to help reduce the waiting periods for cervical cancer treatment...

Right To Breastfeed In The Workplace Is Enshrined Within In Law

Breast milk provides optimum nutrition for a newborn baby. Most South African mothers are well aware of this. Barriers in the workplace...

The Daily Reality Of The Rohingya In Bangladesh

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is a humanitarian medical organisation that has been working with the Rohingya refugees since 2009. It has been providing much...

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...

Treatment Action Campaign not pleased with David Makhura’s absence at #LifeEsidimeni...

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was not pleased when it learnt that Gauteng premier David Makhura, did not attend the #LifeEsidimeni arbitration hearings on...

“I Felt TB Was A Poor People’s Disease, So It Meant...

As the South African TB Conference kicked off this week, The Daily Vox spoke to medical profession Dr Ausie Nkhi who was once diagnosed...

The mental health system in South Africa is not well, say...

On Tuesday, the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted a colloquium on the state of mental health in South Africa and the issues raised by...

HIV Transmission Through Hair Clippers: Experts Say No

Reports by various publications on a study by the Skin and Hair Research Laboratory at the University of Cape Town, which said that barber...

Organ trafficking hoax sparks a spike in donors

A “blatant” activity, which has upset countless people working in the transplantation of human organs industry, has had an unintended consequence: it has led...

Listeriosis Is Over, Health Minister Says

UPDATE: Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed on 3 September that there is no longer a listeria outbreak in the country. In the past three...

SA’s Obesity Rates Are Among The Highest In Africa. Here’s Why.

Obesity is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as having abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. Almost 70%...

Stigma contributes to Kenyan teens quitting HIV treatment

The United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) has revealed that Kenyan teenagers are most likely to quit HIV treatment, thus undermining the fight against...
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