Agri Aid

14
Nov

Raising Awareness of Hypertension in South Africa

What Healthcare Needs Will Africa’s Ageing Population Have? Improvements in healthcare and the slow eradication of communicable diseases are changing what Africa looks like. Across the continent, people are living longer. Right now, only five percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa (46 million people) is over the age of 60, according to research by Age International. By 2050 this will

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13
Sep

Raising Awareness of Hypertension in South Africa

Do you or someone you love have high blood pressure (hypertension)? Are you worried about the risk of having, a stroke or a heart attack because of it? You are not alone. Hypertension is the most common chronic condition among senior adults today. High blood pressure refers to the force of blood against your artery walls as your heart pumps

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16
Aug

Zuma themes Mandela Day #ActionAgainstPoverty

President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to use Mandela Day to take the fight against poverty forward, theming the day #ActionAgainstPoverty. The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Barbara Thomson, will donate educational toys and books and distribute gifts to the elderly in Pietermaritzburg. AgriAid SA said as part of celebrating Mandela’s legacy, it would conduct a door-to-door HIV

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14
Jul

AgriAid SA to commemorate Mandela Day through health education and HIV/NDC testing

AgriAid SA in partnership with MTO Lowveld will host a Nelson Mandela day event aimed at encouraging healthy living and wellness among farmworkers and their beneficiaries on July 18, 2017, MTO Lowveld, White River, Mpumalanga. The event is set to reinforce the importance of health care among farm workers and their immediate beneficiaries, including neighbouring communities. AgriA SA organises and

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21
Jun

TB Symposium: Finding missing TB patients

The burden of Tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa remains a serious threat, to yet TB is the highest killer among men in the country and third among women. Just over 33 000 deaths were attributed by TB in 2015 according to the Stats SA Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2015: Findings from death notification. While much of

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12
Jun

Become Arrhythmia aware

The human heart is the most important organ in the human body, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. Blood provides the body with oxygen and nutrients, as well as assists in the removal of metabolic wastes .Have you ever wondered what could happen if you could experience a slower or faster heart beat? The Rhythm Society  postulates that, millions of people experience irregular heartbeats at

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19
May

Young people and high blood pressure in South Africa

At the heart of the world’s mortality rate, high blood pressure reels a worrying trend not only among the elderly, as it is often assumed, but shockingly, research suggests that there has been an increase among children, adolescents and young adults. While the globe marked World Hypertension Day, 17 May 2017 under the theme ‘’Know your numbers,’’ it is with

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12
May

Nurses are the backbone of healthcare, let’s honour them

Nurses play a vital role in changing and shaping the livelihoods of millions of people across the world, the 12 of May is widely celebrated every year as International Nurse’s Day in recognition of the role they play in delivering and improving access to health care. This year’s theme is Nurses: A voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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3
May

Social implications faced by agricultural women: What you can do

Women in agriculture are faced with numerous challenges and problems circulating their livelihoods daily. Some of the challenges they face include, harsh living conditions and are often judged by society on how they should appear. According to the United Nations, ‘’rural women account for a great proportion of the world’s agricultural labour force, produce majority of food grown, especially in

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25
Apr

SCRUTINIZE YOUR EATING HABITS

Healthy living forms an integral part in the development of our bodies and wellbeing. It is necessary that one takes precaution of the kind of foods that they consume which usually makes up a diet. A healthy diet consists of lean proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.   Why is it important to keep a healthy lifestyle? Our

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