Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December 2020 – 31 January 2021)

It is reported that South Africa has a very high rate of skin cancer irrespective of skin colour and therefore South Africans are advised to take precautionary measures to protect

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

What is domestic violence? South Africa has one of the highest incidences of domestic violence in the world. And, sadly, domestic violence is the most common and widespread human rights

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Men’s Health Part 1

Globally, health outcomes amongst boys and men continue to be substantially worse than amongst girls and women, yet this gender-based disparity in health has received little national, regional or global acknowledgement or attention from health

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Men’s Health Part 2

It’s been 20 years since South Africa underwent the transition from apartheid to constitutional democracy and although considerable social progress has been made toward reversing the discriminatory practices that pervaded all aspects of life before 1994,

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Davies (England’s chief medical officer) has warned of a “post-antibiotic apocalypse” as she issued a call to action urging global leaders to address the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Davies said that

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World Diabetes Day

  Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is

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(SADC) Malaria week (Part 2)

Southern African Development Community          (SADC) Malaria week (Part 2) Amidst the mounting concerns surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on the efforts to eliminate malaria across the

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(SADC) Malaria week (Part 1)

Southern African Development Community          (SADC) Malaria week (Part 1) What is malaria? According to Luo (2019), malaria is a life-threatening disease. It’s typically transmitted through the bite

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Trauma Awareness

Trauma Awareness   According to the American Psychological Association (APA), trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster. However, a person may experience

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World Stroke Awareness Day

World Stroke Awareness Day There are 15 million people worldwide who suffer a stroke each year.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stroke is the second leading cause of

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