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School toilets in shocking state 02.05.2013
Millions of people do not have access to proper sanitation and in South African schools the situation is especially dire. Health-e News Service conducted an informal survey of the state of 17 schools’ toilets that fall within four of the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts. At all 17 schools the toilets were in a shocking condition. By OurHealth Reporters.
No immunisation at Limpopo clinics, hospitals 25.04.2013
THOHOYANDOU. - The Department of Health and Social Development in Limpopo is urging everyone who was turned away from clinics and hospitals in the region because of medicine stock outs to go back and get assistance.
Court action looming over ECape tent clinic 11.04.2013
Media Release: Activists are threatening court action unless the Eastern Cape health department urgently address the dire situation at Village Clinic in Lusikisiki. The busy clinic has been operating from tents after it was evicted from the building.
Madiba's neighbours are worst off 03.04.2013
One of South Africa’s poorest districts and home to former President Nelson Mandela has scored bottom of the class when it comes to the delivery of health care services.
Govt departments without electricity 07.03.2013
LUSIKISIKI. – Five governmental departments in this Eastern Cape village have been without electricity for weeks. The district offices for the Departments of Education, Health, Social Development, Traffic and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) have been unable to provide services to communities here because their electricity was cut.
Limpopo pre-schooler bitten by snake 07.03.2013
VHEMBE. – Requests to the Department of Education to upgrade facilities at the Mafukani pre-school have fallen on deaf ears, and have eventually resulted in a four-year-old nearly losing her life after being bitten by a snake in the sub-standard toilet facilities at the school.
Dept promises upgrade for Village Clinic 28.02.2013
LUSIKISIKI. –After months of complaining and eventually taking action through protest, the community of this Eastern Cape village finally received a response from their district health office about the poor facilities at the Village Clinic.
Community surprised by good service 15.02.2013
LUSIKISIKI. – Residents from Mevana district in the Eastern Cape were stunned by the level of service they received from the emergency services in the area. This community, who is used to long queues, medicine stock outs and generally poor health services was pleasantly surprised when the emergency services arrived within minutes after they logged a call.
Grannies play soccer to keep fit 01.02.2013
Vhembe. – Grannies from the Mufulwi village in Limpopo are playing soccer to keep fit. This group of women aged between 50 and 75 years call themselves "Nyonyoloso ya vhaaluwa", which means “excercise for elders”.
Mentor mothers show moms how to do it 07.12.2012
A non-governmental organisation, which focuses on the well-being of pregnant women and their children is showing the way on how to re-engineer South Africa’s primary healthcare system in both urban and rural settings.
Confusion as clinic closed 07.11.2012
OurHealth: Lusikisiki - Several attempts to prevent the closure of Village Clinic, which treats a large number of people living with HIV, have failed and patients were met with locked doors on Tuesday morning.
TAC and chiefs join forces to save Madwaleni 07.11.2012
OurHealth: Madwaleni – Local chiefs joined forces with the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in a drive to remedy the desperate situation at Madwaleni hospital where a lone doctor is trying to hold the fort.
Winterveldt HIV projects face closure 07.11.2012
OurHealth: Winterveldt – A number of non-governmental organisations who were in the past supported by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS (Pepfar) are closing at the end of March because they have failed to secure alternative funding.
Strike paralyses E Cape health services 05.11.2012
A large number of clinics and hospitals in the Eastern Cape are experiencing critical medicine shortages and stock outs while surgery and other procedures have virtually grind to a halt due to a wildcat strike by staff at the Mthatha Health Complex (MHC).