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16 Days of Activism sheds light on rural healthcare challenges in the fight against GBV

In a united global effort, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) kicked off on Saturday, 25 November and came to an end on Sunday, 10 December, igniting conversations and actions against GBV. Conversations about violence against women and girls are important because they serve as a critical tool for raising awareness about the prevalence and various forms of gender-based violence, shedding light on the often-hidden aspects of this issue. By openly addressing the challenges women and girls face, societies can collectively work towards dismantling harmful stereotypes, norms, and attitudes that perpetuate such violence. These conversations also play […]

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Proactive Healthcare Governance: A Key to Achieving Universal Health Coverage in South Africa

Primary Healthcare (PHC) is the driving force behind efforts to improve access to quality healthcare for all South Africans. This critical tool aims to bridge the healthcare gap across the country and ensure that people receive the care they need, regardless of their location. The Alma Ata principles underpin this approach, making PHC an integral part of the ongoing fight against the challenges that come with a growing population.

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Rural Health Advocacy Project rallies behind the findings of the Child Poverty report

The Child Poverty report delves beyond the numerical façade to uncover the stark reality of child poverty that has gripped our nation. It lays bare a disheartening truth: a staggering eight million children in South Africa grapple with inadequate nutrition, a blatant violation of our constitutional mandate to ensure that every child is provided with the fundamental right to access basic nutrition. This revelation, undoubtedly distressing, seeks to exert immense pressure on the Treasury, urging them to reconsider their policy stance on financial consolidation and the persistent reduction in social spending

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Heroes of rural health were honored at the Rural Health Conference

In a heartfelt tribute to the unsung heroes of rural healthcare, the Rural Health Conference unfolded in a whirlwind of appreciation, recognition, and applause. The event, which took place over three days, served as a resounding testament to the dedicated medical practitioners who tirelessly serve in rural areas.

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Rural Health Conference shines a spotlight on dedicated service in rural areas

In a scenic corner of the Eastern Cape, the 26th Rural Health Conference brought together a diverse group of healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, rural health advocates, and enthusiasts for a remarkable event that not only promoted health knowledge but also celebrated rural service.

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African Traditional Medicine Day Recognizes Deep-rooted Practices

In a vibrant celebration of cultural heritage and healing wisdom, African Traditional Medicine Day is observed across the continent. This special day is about honoring the old and wise ways of healing and caring for health that have been practiced in Africa for a very long time. It’s a time to appreciate the methods that have been vital to African communities for generations.

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