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Image: How Seniors And Their Caregivers Can Ensure They Stay Healthy And Sharp In Their Golden Years

On reaching the age of 65, the risk of developing dementia doubles after every 5 years, reports the American Academy of Family Physicians, reports the American Academy of Family Physicians. This has proven to be a problem that negatively affects the elderly in South Africa. They are increasingly becoming fraud victims, due to their decreased cognitive functions. Thankfully, a healthy diet and increased physical activity can protect the elderly from such incidences. How so?   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Menstrual Hygiene Day to Shine Spotlight on Period Poverty Prof. Thuli Madonsela is hard at work preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. They will be trekking in aid of raising funds for sanitary wear and education

As the world prepares to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2019 – also International Day of Action for Women's Health – a group of influential SA women, led by Prof. Thuli Madonsela, is hard at work preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. They will be trekking in aid of raising funds for sanitary wear and education for young girls in SA.   Read More...

Image: Kindness is easy...Shiloh Relief meets people's need The most successful project at the moment within Shiloh Relief is the Medical Project

We do not even need to advertise our medical services, because it is done by word of mouth through various institutions such as Radio Tygerberg, Bok Radio, old age homes, hospices, clinics and hospitals who refer patients to Shiloh Relief.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Engen supports Caring4Girls at Lekete Secondary School Engen has invested to help keep female learners in school during their menstrual cycles.

Lekete Secondary School in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga is the first of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: IMPLEMENTATION OF ZERHO WATERLESS TOILETS The Zerho Toilet is a fast, cost-effective and permanent intervention, which can be implemented wherever safe & sealed waterless sanitation is needed.

“There is currently a large backlog of more than 2 million (homes needing sanitation), especially in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and rural areas. Thus the DWS prioritised using less water.”  (Household Sanitation Technology Assessment and Evaluation Protocol Presentation and Minutes - Sanitation Suppliers Workshop, 29th June 2015 – presented by DWS and Dept of Science and Technology).    Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Talks / Workshops / Programmes at Foundations for Life for children - adolescents - parents Our Social & Emotional Well-Being Drive for 2019 in schools in the Western Cape

The missing piece in the educational puzzle. Foundations for Life is challenging IQ to meet EQ within the school system. Social and emotional well-being is a process through which children and adults learn a specific set of social and emotional skills needed for success in school and life.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Championing breastfeeding support in the workplace “Breastfeeding plays a significant role in contributing to the optimal health and development of a child” said Sue Jones, Chairman of SACSoWACH

This morning, the South African Civil Society for Women’s Adolescents’ and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH) hosted a roundtable discussion to encourage better implementation of the Code of Good Practice for breastfeeding in the workplace, in an effort  to create enabling environments for breastfeeding in the workplace. The event comes after a recent discovery that while women constitute close to half of the South African workforce (44%), the vast majority do not receive adequate maternity protection, support or facilities to promote breastfeeding.*   Read More...

Image: World Mental Health Day: Eliminating the stigma around mental health issues Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - World Mental Health Day and a chance to reflect on what mental health means to society. “One of the greatest challenges we need to address is the stigma around mental health issues,” says Shona Sturgeon, Executive Committee Member of Cape Mental Health and Past President of the World Federation for Mental Health.   Read More...

Image: Driver Wellness sees Western Cape truck drivers roll up their sleeves and get tested As part of National Transport month, Engen officially launched the annual programme on 1 October.

Running for its seventh year, Engen Driver Wellness will reach 19 sites in four provinces during October. Truck drivers in the Western Cape were invited to receive free health screenings at the Engen Winelands 1 Stop on October 8th; Engen Swartlands on October 9th and Engen Kempston Truck Stop in Epping Industrial on October 11th   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Funding, Health
Image: Sunflower Day - rallying support for life-threatening blood diseases.

One of the many ways The Sunflower Fund raises funds and awareness is through campaigns like Sunflower Day. Sunflower Day is all about rallying support for individuals diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases like leukaemia. Over the past 15 years, it has grown beyond the sale of TOPES to an open source campaign through which schools, corporates, supporters and the general public celebrate Sunflower Day and raise funds for The Sunflower Fund. Sunflower Day (21 September) is on the South African Health Awareness Calendar for 2018.   Read More...

Image: Diabetes Camp helps newly diagnosed diabetic tweens and teens MYSCHOOL sponsors children's diabetes camp

Life is never the same again for children and teens diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is  one of the most prevalent diseases in South Africa. Type 1 diabetes which occurs mainly in children and young people,  is an autoimmune disease, where the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the bodies own immune system.   Read More...

Image: A first in Africa: voice-controlled technology for quadriplegics Installation of the VoQol system has recently been completed at three residential facilities in Cape Town, with financial support from donors, including Rotary Club of Claremont. A total of 51 rooms were fitted with the devices at Turfhall Cheshire Home, Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre and Eric Miles Cheshire Home.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare, Health
The fact is that rabies is a disease that is still relevant and able to touch all our lives, even in our urban life.

You may have recently watched the Carte Blanche expose on the two children who died horrific deaths in KwaZulu-Natal from Rabies. The one child was in a rural area and died after being bitten by an infected dog. The other child was on holiday and was bitten by a resident feral cat where they were staying.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: The 111 Benefits of Breastfeeding - For Babies, Moms & Everyone Else

I was fed formula when I was a baby, and I turned out just fine, if I do say so myself. My brothers and sisters were all formula fed, too, and nothing went wrong with them either.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Employment, Health
Image: 68% say.." If so many people have amputations, why don't I see them ? " Whether or not we are part of the 68%, all of us are part of The 68% Project.

In many communities’ children from families where Breadwinners lose the use of lower limbs are largely absent from the education system. 79% had to choose between food and education, 84% of such households are food insecure. Give A Limb 68% project is food, education and prosthesis aid wrapped into one project.   Read More...

Image: Sea Harvest suports 100 operations to celebrate Madiba’s 100th birthday In commemoration of the centenary of our late former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, the Western Cape Health Department, together with the support of Sea Harvest, has launched a programme where 100 operations will be performed on patients at various hospitals around the province to reduce surgical backlogs.   Read More...

Image: How consumers should dispose of food that may contain Listeria The Institute of Waste Management of SA would like consumers to be aware of the safe disposal method of food that may be contaminated.
The Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that notices of safe recall had been issued to Enterprise Foods in Polokwane and Rainbow Chicken Limited in Sasolburg due to traces of Listeria being found at these production facilities, the announcement has caused further public concern and outcry.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Health
Image: C-suite sets an Action Agenda in Davos CEO Leadership on the Global Sanitation Crisis-world leaders gathered to discuss economic, social and political agendas at the World Economic Forum

The acceleration of sanitation systems that are designed for inclusion, circularity and to leverage new technology trends such as big data and the internet of things requires new levels of business and societal leadership today to realise benefits in this decade.    Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Health, Sport
Image: Engen and SuperSport United, join the PinkDrive to raise cancer awareness The plight of men and women fighting breast cancer is ongoing; consequently, Engen and SuperSport United along with the Pink Drive association.

Engen and their football partners SuperSport United, along with the PinkDrive association have joined forces to raise awareness around breast cancer.

Image: World Aids Day 2017 On the 1st December 2017 Marang a Letsatsi OVC in collaboration with Kuyasa Library and ChildLine commemorated the World Aids Day (WAD)

During the programme Mr Lungelo Masiza from Marang A Letsatsi educated the audience about HIV/Aids, what it is, how is it transmitted, who is at risk, how can it be prevented, what treatment is available ?   Read More...

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