COVID-19: THE VALUE OF MASK-WEARING AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING | AFFINITY HEALTH

Affinity Health discusses how key research supports the value of physical distancing and mask-wearing as ways to avoid SARS-CoV-2 infection.  It goes without saying that the best way to prevent the coronavirus is to not get it in the first place. In addition to being vaccinated against COVID-19, you can lower your chances of getting or spreading the virus by taking wearing a facemask and social distancing. Why Wear A Facemask? Facemasks are a good way to keep yourself and others safe. Respiratory droplets are the primary mode of transmission…

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COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CHILDREN: WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS? | AFFINITY HEALTH

COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CHILDREN: WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS? | AFFINITY HEALTH Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality healthcare, says knowledge is power, and this rings true when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination. Should Children Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine? In October 2021, South Africa extended the COVID-19 vaccination to adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years. While some parents rushed to get their children vaccinated, others held back, many of whom are still on the fence right now as to whether their children should get the jab or…

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World AIDS day commemorated in the city

“Government alone cannot win the battle against HIV/AIDS, TB, STIs and COVID-19. We all have to take responsibility for our health.”These are the words of Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Alderwoman Tania Campbell when addressing delegates at the World AIDS Day commemoration at Duduza Multipurpose Centre in Duduza on Wednesday, 1 December 2021. It was revealed at the World AIDS Day commemoration that the City of Ekurhuleni has the second-highest HIV burden in Gauteng province and the third-highest nationally with a total of 56 4900 people living with HIV aged between 15…

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HEALTHCARE WORKERS APPLAUDED FOLLOWING WEEKEND VACCINATION DRIVE

Ekurhuleni health care workers administered over 19 000 of COVID-19 vaccines during the Vooma vaccination weekend campaign which started on Friday, 12 November and ended on Sunday 14 November. Head of the City’s Health and Social Development Department Dr Gilbert Motlatla said: “While efforts are in place to help increase the vaccine uptake, none of this would be possible without the dedicated team of health professionals who have been steadfast in fighting this global pandemic. We thank all our professional nurses and health care personnel for making all government’s efforts…

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SANCA clinic helmed a successful prevention and awareness drive

Daveyton’s SANCA horizon clinic in partnership with the African Youth Development Fund (AYFD) and Department of Social Development (DSD) educated the community with their #KeMoja I’m Fine Without Drugs initiative. The purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness about the effects of drugs and to encourage them to refrain from using substances. For the effectiveness of the project, SANCA invited all the non-profit organisations around Daveyton that deal with substance abuse to partake in the event. In addition, they invited learners from Usizolwethu Special School and the Daveyton Intermediate…

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October is known as the audiology awareness month worldwide

The month of October is known as the National Audiology Awareness Month. During this month audiologists increase their visibility and they go all out to teach the public about audiology in schools, clinics, hospitals, and even on social media. These awareness campaigns are made to teach the public and to reduce the stigma surrounding hearing impairment with the primary purpose of making the public to recognise those with hearing loss. A third-year audiology student of the University of Pretoria, Refilwe Mochoa clarified to Ekurhuleni News about the services they provide…

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Ntsinini’s sells natural healing herbs

Tisha Ntsinini (28) from Villa Liza established her own wellness and self-care business; Yoni Smash SA Pty Ltd in 2019. After the birth of her daughter, Ntsinini was inspired to seek alternative natural remedies for healing.”I would say Yoni steaming has always been a practice in my family, growing up I used to suffer from bad period pains and my grandmother would make me sit on a bucket of warm water with herbs in it to relieve me of the pain. I didn’t understand why but I know it worked,”…

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Asthma dangerously affects people as other illnesses

According to the WHO, asthma has affected approximately 262 million people in 2019, and during the same year, it has also claimed 461,000 lives. Asthma can be deadly and overusing the prescribed inhalers to treat the illness can be as deadly. According to the Oxford dictionary, asthma is a long-term condition that affects your airways. The tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. Most of the time asthma is triggered by certain substances that irritate your airways as a human, causing breathing difficulties which leads to symptoms…

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Students at Nageng primary school receive sanitary products

A Non-profit organisation called Thuthuthuka Evolved Self-Health group which was formed to tackle the social ills that continue to affect communities in Vosloorus donated sanitary products to students at Nageng primary school on the 2nd day of the Heritage month (September). They gave student sanitary towels, toothpastes, toothbrushes, bathing soaps, roll-ons and body lotions and within the donation drive, the members of the Non-profit organisation took turns to engage with the learners encouraging them to focus on their school tenure and to stay away from life defiling activities. The Deputy…

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Government calls on all people aged 18 and above for vaccination

The South African government initiated a COVID-19 vaccination phase for citizens who are aged 18-35 years, on August 20, 2021. This immunisation drive was rolled out after the country recorded the most coronavirus infections and deaths on the African continent. The government has so far only managed to vaccinate less than 8% of its 60 million population. “As part of increasing the vaccination programme, the Cabinet approved the vaccination of persons aged between 18 years and 35 years from 20 August,” the government said on Thursday. A few young people…

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