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Rachel Raditsebe
  • Disabled Kgosietsile out to inspire peers

    Lemogang Kgosietsile (23) wants to be famous. And it’s not riches that the Form 5 student at Matshekge Hill Senior Secondary School wants.He just wants to use his social media platforms to be seen, be heard, and inspire other disabled youngsters...

  • Poor eyecare blamed for cases on sudden blindness

    - Botswana third worst for blindness- Local optometrist reaches out to the poorA person can begin to lose their eyesight at any age, and the ability to recognise signs and symptoms of vision loss is important for eye health.Chairperson of the...

  • THE SUN TOUCH

    Compassion, love and determination to help the underprivileged has spurred a group of friends to put their resources together to assist the Ramosai brothers following the family’s plea in The Midweek Sun.The Brothers, Ofentse (14), Tswharagano (11)...

  • HIV/AIDS CURE IN OUR LIFETIME

    Advocacy Officer at the Center for Youth of Hope (CEYOHO) and AVAC Fellow, Kennedy Mupeli, has a lot of hope that a cure for HIV/AIDS will be found in this lifetime. “We have had successful stories on HIV treatment but that only reduces the...

  • Doctors unite to tackle industry challenges

    The path to becoming a doctor is particularly difficult. Even more difficult is getting funding to specialize, as Dr Wada Goitsemang-Keofetlhile would find out when she got accepted into a Masters in Medicine programme in 2016. “I spent the...

  • Women living longer than men

    Life expectancy has been increasing over the past two decades across the world with several nations in Sub sub-Saharan Africa rebounding from high death rate due to HIV/AIDS. In Botswana women have a longer life expectancy than men, living to an...

  • AWARENESS WALK TO DEBUNK MYTHS AROUND EPILEPSY

    Bringing awareness and support to people who deal with seizures is the goal of the Young Epilepsy Botswana (YEB)’s fifth annual walk set for March 23. The annual campaign that will start from the Grand Palm is the brainchild of YEB Founder Itha...

  • Cancer affects children too

    Leukaemia is the most frequent type of childhood cancer occuring in Botswana and represents 25.4% of all childhood cancers in the country, says Medical Director at Global HOPE Botswana, Dr. Jeremy Slone. Being aware of the common signs associated...

  • YOGA AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO FIGHT NCDS

    The ancient Indian practice of Yoga can definitely help in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which account for at least 70 percent of deaths worldwide. This is the firm belief of Swami Purnachaitanya- Director of...

  • Cancer remains leading cause of death

    Batswana have been advised to make the necessary adjustments including, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding exposure to known cancer-causing substances as these go a long way in helping to keep cancer at bay. Health and Wellness Minister...

  • Dietician Anna Loeto on healthy eating habits for cancer survivors

    Nutrition is the foundation of the human body and plays a key role in cancer prevention, effective management and prevention of relapse. Registered Dietician at Bamalete Lutheran Hospital, Anna Loeto discusses how cancer patients can eat themselves...

  • SNAKE BITES AMONG TOP KILLERS

    Snakebite venom has been placed on the list of neglected tropical diseases that should be given priority. Being in the World Health Organisation’s category A means that snakebites will now get more support, including funding, to assist those...

  • U=U campaign packaging a headache for BHP, Ministry

    While there is no denying the proven science that an HIV positive person whose HIV viral load cannot be detected cannot transmit it to an HIV negative person, it is how that message is packaged and delivered to the public that is proving to be a...

  • Beware fake morning after pills

    The Ministry of Health and Wellness has warned women against ‘fake’ morning-after pills bought at pharmacies, saying majority of them are actually medications for other ailments whose side effects can terminate pregnancy. Sexual Reproductive...

  • Dry painful sex is a sign of danger

    A common yet hard to discuss sex problem women have is: lack of lubrication during sex, according to a sex expert, Dr Elna Rudolph. A medical doctor and Sexologist working exclusively in the field of sexual medicine, Dr Rudolph explained recently...

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