A quarter of SA children's hospital deaths linked to severe malnutrition

2019-12-10 12:57

A new report details how the country’s law reforms and health systems impact children’s rights to healthcare.

Hunger in Africa is still rising. What it means for land expropriation in SA

2019-03-06 07:59

The expropriation of agricultural land without compensation in South Africa, as part of the destructive political and economic ideology of the ANC-government, could very easily and finally degrade its developing country status.

Hunger in SA: 'We sometimes go to bed on an empty stomach'

2018-05-28 14:28

Surveys show that there has been no shift in child malnutrition rates in South Africa since the 1990s despite social grants.

Could breakfast and lunch at schools reduce stunting in South Africa?

2017-08-25 12:27

Due to high levels of food insecurity, stunting – a condition which severely impacts the cognitive and physical development of children – continues to have a high prevalence in South Africa.

Zimbabwe faces worst malnutrition in 15 years

2016-03-15 15:39

Zimbabwe faces its worst malnutrition crisis in 15 years, with tens of thousands of children requiring urgent treatment, UNICEF says.

Price of gluten-free foods hard to swallow

2014-02-26 11:59

The high price of gluten-free foods is hard to swallow – it can be twice as expensive to eat gluten-free.

Unravelling hookworm genome may lead to vaccine

2014-01-20 13:30

Scientists have unravelled the genome of the hookworm, paving the way for better remedies against this parasite.

Tackle malaria, malnutrition together

2013-04-25 08:08

Increasing numbers of children are being treated for malaria and malnutrition with numbers expected to peak soon.


Fighting stunting and obesity with food

2019-09-16 13:29

Non-profit organisation (NPO), Meals on Wheels Community Services South Africa is dedicated to providing wholesome dishes to impoverished people in Limpopo.

Plans underway to help nourish SA’s hungry children

2018-09-12 13:00

South Africans are experiencing all three forms of malnutrition: under-nutrition, over-nutrition and overweight/obesity.

Zim gets £21.5m grant as millions in southern Africa face hunger

2018-02-12 12:09

A prolonged dry spell and a fall army worm infestation are set to sharply curtail harvests across southern Africa, which could result in severe hunger for millions of people.

UN warns 49 000 kids dying of malnutrition linked to Boko Haram

2016-07-19 14:53

Unicef warns that about 49 000 children will die of malnutrition in areas once cut off by north-eastern Nigeria's Islamic extremist uprising if they don't get treatment.

We have an absolute epidemic of obesity in SA

2014-12-10 15:00

South Africa is one of the top three most obese nations in the world and unhealthy overeating is prompting a spike in diabetes, hypertension and strokes.

Imported mozzies cause malaria in Gauteng

2014-01-27 09:05

It is likely that two cases of malaria reported in southern Johannesburg were caused by mosquitoes that were accidentally imported from malaria areas.

Tackling junk food will boost world economy

2013-06-05 09:04

The UN's food agency said obesity and poor nutrition weigh heavily on the global economy and told governments that investing in food health would bring big economic as well as social returns.

South Africa's 'hidden hunger'

2013-04-12 11:05

As food prices increase, South Africans find it exceedingly difficult to afford healthy nutrient-rich foods.

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