mental health

 
'I was married to Boko Haram:' Life in the shadow of captivity
'I was married to Boko Haram:' Life in the shadow of captivity
Amina married her husband when she was 11. He was a foot soldier in Boko Haram, the jihadist group whose seven-year campaign of abduction, sexual...
[Podcast][LISTEN] Health MEC: '#LifeEsidimeni families' voices were muffled’
[Podcast][LISTEN] Health MEC: '#LifeEsidimeni families' voices were muffled’
New Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa speaks about the Life Esidimeni tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 94 mental health patients.
#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care
#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care
The Gauteng health department is hoping to avoid legal battles with families of the almost 1 400 mental health patients removed from state care and...
#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients
#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients
President Jacob Zuma wants national Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to have more power over health MECs in provinces. "We welcome the recommendations of the health ombudsman that there is an urgent need to review the 
Health MEC quits as patient death tally almost triples
Health MEC quits as patient death tally almost triples
Political parties and civil rights organisations have welcomed the  resignation of
[Slideshow]Little hope for the forgotten people of Sierra Leone
[Slideshow]Little hope for the forgotten people of Sierra Leone
Despite many desperately needing psychiatric treatment, not much is available for those living in the war-torn country.
When the sorrow doesn't end: Could chronic grief be a medical condition?
When the sorrow doesn't end: Could chronic grief be a medical condition?
After Stephanie Muldberg's 13-year-old son Eric died of Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of cancer, in...
Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016
Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016
As 2016 winds to a close, we look back at the stories that made headlines, including the viruses reminding us that progress against infectious...
Should you be keeping Santa’s secret from the kids?
Should you be keeping Santa’s secret from the kids?
Lethabo Makhubu, 5, is standing in front of his mother’s computer searching for a familiar face on the internet. He clicks through the pictures...
Africa's oldest psychiatric hospital a stark reminder of war and a forgotten people
Africa's oldest psychiatric hospital a stark reminder of war and a forgotten people
The history of Africa’s oldest mental hospital is written on the walls of its isolation units, desperate messages chiselled into the wood like...
[Podcast]Health MEC: 'Esidimeni wasn't my responsibility'
[Podcast]Health MEC: 'Esidimeni wasn't my responsibility'
The former Gauteng health MEC says it wasn't her job to visit organisations prior to transferring state patients into their care.
The promise and peril of ditching South Africa's psychiatric hospitals
The promise and peril of ditching South Africa's psychiatric hospitals
It’s Monday morning in Port Elizabeth. As the city’s commute gets underway, Gary Thomas* hears a familiar “ping” from his phone — a...

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