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18 PEOPLE DIE FROM TUBERCULOSIS EVERY HOUR IN NIGERIA

By Kingsley Nwezeh and Kuni Tyessi Abuja — The United States Centre for Disease Control (US-CDC) has declared that no fewer than 18 people die in Nigeria every hour as

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NYAOPE, THE DRUG EPIDEMIC IN SOUTH AFRICA

Golden Mtika, a crime reporter in Johannesburg with AFRICA EYE tells the story of Nyaope. The highly addictive heroin-based narcotic which sometimes contains HIV medication. This is a story of

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ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S PUBLIC HOSPITALS ‘OVERBURDENED’ BY FOREIGN PATIENTS?

With elections looming in South Africa the debate about migration is again hotting up. But do foreign nationals take up hospital beds meant for locals? South Africa’s health system was

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HOW A TODDLER ‘SINOXOLO HLABANZANA’  DIED AT BOSASA’S DETENTION CENTER

Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price. Irene Malumbu felt the handcuffs click over both her wrists. It had been a hot highveld day

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SHOULD NIGERIA EMULATE RWANDA AND BAN BLEACHING PRODUCTS?

In 2017, a 2002 survey by Zero Hg, Mercury Working Group which placed Nigeria second on a list of bleaching product consumption with a staggering 99 million users, underlining the

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FOUR REASONS THE HOOKAH PIPE IS ONE OF THE #THINGSTOAVOIDIN2019

Quitting smoking is one of the most popular resolutions for the new year. The following are reasons why it’s a good idea to throw away that hookah pipe. Hookah pipe

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XENOPHOBIC DISCOURSE AND DISEASE

There continues to be widespread xenophobia in South Africa and some discourse has dangerous implications. When the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, referred to overcrowding of hospitals by immigrants constituting

INSIDE THE PIETERMARITZBURG MORTUARY WHERE WORKERS ARE ON A GO-SLOW

Workers in the Fort Napier Medico Legal Mortuary in Pietermaritzburg are on a go-slow, demanding an increase in wages and better working conditions. They say that corpses are piling up,

MORE THAN 100 MORTUARY FRIDGES NOT WORKING – LIMPOPO, GAUTENG WORST

As many as 143 mortuary fridges in about 80 districts throughout South Africa are not operating properly, the health ministry has revealed. In a reply to a question posed by

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HEALTH MINISTER AARON MOTSOALEDI: FOREIGN NATIONALS ARE BURDENING SA HEALTH SYSTEM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says more hospitals and clinics are needed to accommodate all patients. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says foreign nationals are burdening the South African health system. He