Supporting Gogos to support young parents would be the most cost-effective way of repairing our broken social fabric, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
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A new report details how the country’s law reforms and health systems impact children’s rights to healthcare.
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.
Surveys show that there has been no shift in child malnutrition rates in South Africa since the 1990s despite social grants.
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 its worst malnutrition crisis in 15 years, with tens of thousands of children requiring urgent treatment, UNICEF says.
The high price of gluten-free foods is hard to swallow – it can be twice as expensive to eat gluten-free.
Scientists have unravelled the genome of the hookworm, paving the way for better remedies against this parasite.
Increasing numbers of children are being treated for malaria and malnutrition with numbers expected to peak soon.
Non-profit organisation (NPO), Meals on Wheels Community Services South Africa is dedicated to providing wholesome dishes to impoverished people in Limpopo.
South Africans are experiencing all three forms of malnutrition: under-nutrition, over-nutrition and overweight/obesity.
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.
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.
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.
It is likely that two cases of malaria reported in southern Johannesburg were caused by mosquitoes that were accidentally imported from malaria areas.
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.
As food prices increase, South Africans find it exceedingly difficult to afford healthy nutrient-rich foods.
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