health

Expert offers insight into condition of City water

Many Capetonians are concerned about the condition of the local water supply to households and businesses, with some detecting an earthy flavour. The City of Cape Town has reassured that the water remains safe to drink and is compliant with SANS241 standards, however, the VOC took the concerns and raised[…]

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New D6 community health centre opens

After months of hard work, finally the ribbon was cut to officially unveil the District Six Community Day Centre (CDC) on Wednesday. Premier Helen Zille and Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo did the honours at the special event, attended by members of the District Six community. The R104 million four-storey District[…]

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Parents to be vigilant against diarrhoea

The City of Cape Town’s Health Department has stepped up its vigilance for diarrhoea cases among children as summer temperatures rise. The period from November to May is dubbed diarrhoea surge season as it coincides with an increase in the number of diarrhoea cases because of the warmer weather which[…]

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Life with scoliosis, the story of Ansauf Benjamin

Health, a facet of life that is typically enjoyed by many, for those who suffer fatal illnesses, it is viewed as a priceless commodity. For 14-year-old Ansauf Benjamin, who witnessed her life alter within less than a month, the value of health has only been realized. Ansauf, who excitedly began[…]

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Operation to improve paramedics safety

Following recent events that saw more than 30 attacks on health workers in the last eight months, the Western Cape Health Department has launched Operation Khuseleka. The operation is a staff safety initiative that’s directed at encouraging operation within broader society to keep health workers safe. Speaking to VOC, spokesperson[…]

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Facing Ramadaan with diabetes

As Muslims around the world prepare for fasting for the month of Ramadaan next week, the Diabetes and Ramadaan International Alliance in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation has released the “New Guidelines on Diabetes Management during Ramadaan”. The guidelines were presented this week by Professor Mahomed Omar. The guidelines[…]

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