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BORNO TARGETS MORE THAN 1 MILLION CHILDREN WITH ANTI-MALARIA THERAPY

With the support of World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, Borno State Ministry of Health plans to reach more than 1.1 million children aged three to 59 months with anti-malaria

THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY DROWNS IN LIMPOPO TOILET

A three-year-old boy is the latest child to die in South Africa after drowning in a pit latrine. Omari Monono died in the outside toilet at his aunt’s house in

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HOW ALCOHOL KILLS SOUTH AFRICANS

Johannesburg – When alcohol kills it discriminates – it picks on the poor and sick and goes lightly on the rich. During 2015 about 170 South Africans died a day

IN SOUTH AFRICA ‘CONDOMS ARE EVERYWHERE, BUT YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THEM’

Young people who do not like using condoms during sexual intercourse in Vhembe are the main cause behind high rate of unwanted babies and the spread of sexual transmitted infections

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JOHANNESBURG RECYCLING INITIATIVE BEGINS

It is now compulsory for people living in the South African city of Johannesburg to separate their household waste for recycling. Authorities hope it will stop existing landfill sites from

NATURAL WAY TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

Like most people, I occasionally find myself feeling down and unmotivated; some days it’s for no apparent reason. It’s just part of the normal ups-and-downs of life. When I lose

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NIGERIA RUNS LOW ON SNAKEBITE ANTIDOTE

Thousands of people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year, and many people die or lose their limbs because of a shortage of antivenoms. Snake bites kill more than

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HEALTH MINISTER AARON MOTSOALEDI: ALL SOUTH AFRICANS WILL NEED TO CONTRIBUTE TO NHI

JOHANNESBURG – The money for the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will not be coming from the Health Ministry’s budget but from the national public purse. This is according to

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IS THE NHI SOUTH AFRICA’S SILVER BULLET?

In his budget vote speech delivered to Parliament on 15 May 2018, Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi, quoting the President of the Republic of South Africa, said: “The time has

HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS TIGHTENING ITS TOBACCO RULES

South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published a new tobacco control bill which, if passed into law, will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are