Combatting Child Malnutrition in South Africa

One of the biggest challenges facing the public health system in South Africa is malnutrition in young children.  One in four children is stunted and many are deficient in vitamins and minerals essential to preventing disease and disability. Malnutrition is also a major contributing factor to child death. Combatting it will involve a systemic approach…

Understanding Urinary Incontinence

How urinary incontinence works Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of bladder control, resulting in accidental leakage of urine from the body. This involuntary urination often happens after feeling a strong urge to urinate. The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system and in order for it to dispose of urine, all the elements of…

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Men can experience ED as a result of stress or emotional or relationship difficulties, but more consistent ED can be a sign of health problems that need treatment. The risk of ED can increase with age because of naturally…