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It's only 32km to the state clinic, but for the poor that's a world away

Some residents in rural towns in Mpumalanga have to chose between buying food or going to the doctor.

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Donations pour in for Diepsloot rape centre

The publication of a Mail & Guardian story has resulted in our readers helping Green Door, which counsels rape survivors

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Sometimes your locks run out

Alopecia or hair loss can devastate your self-esteem, unless you hold your head up high.

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Man to man, sexual health needs are better met at male-only clinics

A centre employing only men has opened in Khayelitsha to address the needs of males uneasy about being seen at mixed-gender facilities.

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Drug shortages send rural patients back to home remedies

The minister insists there is no problem, but too many health centre cupboards are bare.