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Men encouraged to focus on their health in June – men’s health awareness month

Men encouraged to focus on their health in June – men’s health awareness month 402 603 Right to Care

Dr Chuka Onaga, deputy chief of party at leading health NGO Right to Care is encouraging all men to focus on their health during men’s health awareness month in June. This is because South African men are…

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Recognising the contribution our nurses make

Recognising the contribution our nurses make 2560 1123 Right to Care

International Nurses Day is on 12 May each year to mark the contribution that nurses make to healthcare and society. The day is celebrated on the birthday of Florence Nightingale who is considered to be…

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Consequences of unprotected sex on Valentines Day are not romantic

Consequences of unprotected sex on Valentines Day are not romantic 2445 1632 Right to Care

Precious Robinson, chief technical specialist for prevention, care and treatment at health NGO, Right to Care, is calling on South Africans to, “Use condoms to reduce your risk of getting HIV and sexually transmitted infections…

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Prince honours his father – the former Zulu king’s healthcare legacy

Prince honours his father – the former Zulu king’s healthcare legacy 1000 667 Right to Care

In his first public health event since his father’s death, Zulu prince Izinyane leSilo uNhlanganiso kaZwelithini (Nhlanganiso Zulu) called on the country’s men to take up health services – from fighting Covid-19 to increasing the…

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SA’s women bear the brunt of HIV stigma

SA’s women bear the brunt of HIV stigma 787 525 Right to Care

HIV strides heavily undermined by female disempowerment and GBV  Women are facing a myriad of challenges which negatively impact SA’s progress towards an HIV free generation. Many are being humiliated and are experiencing abuse in…

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Dramatically more Covid-19 vaccination sites needed – learn how to set up a site free

Dramatically more Covid-19 vaccination sites needed – learn how to set up a site free 1241 680 Right to Care

With only 400 active Covid-19 vaccination sites set up across South Africa, and under 1% of the country fully vaccinated during a brutal third wave, the government wants to dramatically ramp up vaccines.   In a…

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Men’s Health Month: Men implored to circumcise amid increase in STIs

Men’s Health Month: Men implored to circumcise amid increase in STIs 1646 2157 Right to Care

Covid-19 has negatively affected South Africa’s circumcision programme and far fewer men have been circumcised in the past year than in previous years. The consequences of this are serious.  Sizwe Hlongwane, deputy chief of party…

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Young women in Ehlanzeni offered free medication to stay HIV-negative

Young women in Ehlanzeni offered free medication to stay HIV-negative 2507 1673 Right to Care

Adolescent girls and young women in Mpumalanga’s Ehlanzeni district are encouraged to go to special youth-friendly health facilities to learn more about PrEP, a drug that can lower the risk of HIV infection considerably. HIV…

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Your healthcare facility is changing during Covid-19 – important guidelines must be followed

Your healthcare facility is changing during Covid-19 – important guidelines must be followed 1200 1600 Right to Care

A call has gone out for all healthcare facilities – both public and private – to adhere to new guidelines during lockdown and for as long as the Covid-19 pandemic is an issue in South…

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