Avoidable Blindness Comes Into Focus This October

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, about 80% of global blindness is avoidable. Avoidable blindness is defined as blindness that can be prevented or treated by known, cost-effective means. With the global burden of blindness growing, urgent intervention is needed to curb this trend. Blindness: the landscape There are an estimated 180 million people…

Why you should get an HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a root cause of cervical cancer in women — more than 100 strains of the virus exist, and 30 of them are associated with below-the-belt cancer. Currently, more women globally and in South Africa die of cervical cancer than pregnancy-related complications. Every year, more than 7 700 women in the…

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…

BIO + KINETICS = Life Through Movement

A biokineticist’s primary function is to improve your quality of life through exercise and movement. When should you consult a biokineticist? If you: suffer from a chronic disease such as heart disease, hypertension, arthritis or diabetes suffer from orthopaedic conditions that prevent you from optimising your quality of life had surgery and are finding it…

NHI Part 2: What is South Africa‘s National Health Insurance project?

Read Part 1 here: https://theallegrasolution.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/nhi-part-1/ How will it affect those with medical aids (community-rated health insurance)? The view from the white paper is that medical aids in the future will only be an additional voluntary cover and that most of the cover currently provided by the medical aids will be replaced by the NHI fund. Where…

NHI Part 1: What is South Africa‘s National Health Insurance project?

What is National Health Insurance? National Health Insurance (NHI) is a health financing system that is designed to pool funds to provide access to quality, affordable personal health services for all South Africans, based on their health needs and irrespective of their socioeconomic status. NHI is a massive reorganisation of the current health care system,…