Prevention and Management
Diseases / Food / Health

Prevention and Management

Earlier this year the World Health Organization (WHO) released a Global Action Plan for the prevention and management of the world’s most common diseases (NCDs): Cardiovascular diseases Cancers Respiratory diseases Diabetes NCD stands for noncommunicable diseases. These are chronic diseases that are non-infectious and cannot be passed from person to person. They result in long-term … Continue reading

Side Bar: Minerals, Metals and Mass Outages: A Comprehensive Look at Grahamstown Water
Diseases / environment / Health / sanitation / Water Quality

Side Bar: Minerals, Metals and Mass Outages: A Comprehensive Look at Grahamstown Water

In a rush? Tonic compiled it’s story on Grahamstown water into an easy-to-read list. Find the full story at https://tonichealthblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/minerals-metals-and-mass-outages-a-comprehensive-look-at-grahamstown-water/ Grahamstown water Where does it come from? Grahamstown has two major water sources, the Waainek and the James Kleynhans water treatment works (WTW). How is it treated? The way Grahamstown water is treated at these plants … Continue reading

Minerals, Metals and Mass Outages: A Comprehensive Look at Grahamstown Water
Diseases / environment / Health / sanitation / Water Quality

Minerals, Metals and Mass Outages: A Comprehensive Look at Grahamstown Water

In the last seven years, Grahamstown’s water issues have affected tens of thousands of residents and captured national attention. Rhodes student organizations, previous Rhodes Vice Chancellor Saleem Badat and even the President of the country were among the voices raised in response to the town’s mass water outages and poor sanitation. While Grahamstown water has … Continue reading

What the South African youth are dying from
Chronic illness / Diseases / Research

What the South African youth are dying from

This year, Stats SA released a report documenting the ‘Morbidity and mortality levels among the youth of South Africa”, which is part of a series of health reports aimed at better informing youth health programmes in their policy-making. The survey documented findings from 2013, and was released on 29 June 2015. The report, based on … Continue reading