Public Health

COVID-19: Myth Busting Edition

With the announcement of a national state of disaster and a rising number of cases of COVID-19, the South African government has...

The Importance of International Social Work Day Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 marks International Social Work amidst the global crisis on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The coronavirus outbreak which originated in...

How Coronavirus Is Affecting Higher Education

The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) has affected over 90 countries around the world. From schools to business and shops, normal life has been...

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...

Tackling Menstruation Stigma Through Education

For many menstruators around the world, getting ones period for the first time or every time after that is a frightening experience....

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...

Contraception: 10 False Things You Thought Were True

Contraception: the deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation by any of various drugs, techniques, or devices; birth control. In...

Dr. T’s Sexual Health And Pleasure Guide Is Deeply Political And...

“I still can’t believe that it’s only been a week since we launched,” says Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng affectionately known by most as...

Dr Tlaleng On Advocating For Sexual Rights

BOOK EXTRACT Doctor Tlaleng Mokokeng is an internationally renowned health activist, doctor and writer. In her latest book Dr...

Men And HIV: How Poverty, Violence And Inequality Play A Part

It’s obvious that men’s practices and behaviour are central to women’s vulnerability to HIV. This is why a major focus in the fight against...

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...

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...

Durban Floods: Devastation Lingers For Victims

Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in Durban this week, claiming lives and leaving hundreds of families devastated and destitute after homes were...

Mozambique Battles Cholera In The Aftermath Of Cyclone Idai

The damage from Cyclone Idai is still growing. The cyclone is labeled the deadliest storm to hit Mozambique in the last 30...

SA’s Transgender Community Battles Depo-Testosterone Shortage

How a transgender community rallied after a depo-testosterone stockout.

I Lived With TB. Here’s What My Life Was Like.

Tuberculosis is among South Africa's most lethal diseases, and those living with it often face stigma and victimisation due to lack of...

After Testing: The Struggle To Keep Patients On Treatment

HIV and AIDS is still a major cause of death in South Africa and while ARV treatment is free, many patients still default on...

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...

After Getting No Help, Gigantomastia Sufferer Starts Her Own NPO

Gigantomastia is a rare disease that affects women, and is characterised by excessive breast growth. It may occur spontaneously, during puberty or pregnancy, or...

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...
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