Quality of Asthma Care: Western Cape Province, South Africa (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Quality of Asthma Care: Western Cape Province, South Africa (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Asthma is the eighth leading contributor to the burden of disease in South Africa and is the second most important chronic disease after HIV/AIDS. (1) Asthma is often not considered particularly serious, but it causes significant morbidity in young and working-age adults that adds to the number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in relation to […]

Is the Western Cape at Risk of an Outbreak of Preventable Childhood Diseases? Lessons from an Evaluation of Routine Immunisation Coverage (Original ARTICLES)

Is the Western Cape at Risk of an Outbreak of Preventable Childhood Diseases? Lessons from an Evaluation of Routine Immunisation Coverage (Original ARTICLES)

Joanne Corrigall, David Coetzee, Neil Cameron Objective. To determine the routine immunisation coverage rates in children aged 12-23 months in the Western Cape.

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: What would Inclusion Mean for Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine? Part I: the Legislation (Report)

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: What would Inclusion Mean for Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine? Part I: the Legislation (Report)

Introduction On 26 March 2008 the Commonwealth, State and Territory Health Ministers agreed to partake in a national registration scheme for health professionals to replace the State based regulation of health practitioners. This was part of a wider range of measures designed to reduce regulatory burdens, not just in health but in all areas of […]

My Journey: Traditional Bush Medicine to Western Herbal Medicine (Commentary)

My Journey: Traditional Bush Medicine to Western Herbal Medicine (Commentary)

Presented at the NHAA 7th International Conference on Herbal Medicine, July 2010, Coolangatta Australia My name is Vivienne Hansen and I am a Balladong-Whadjuk Yorga from the Bibbulman nation of Western Australia. My mother Myrtle is the youngest child of Kate Collard and Norman Bennell. I was raised by my grandparents and after the death […]

Rugby and Cervical Spine Injuries--Has Anything Changed? A 5-Year Review in the Western Cape (Original Articles)

Rugby and Cervical Spine Injuries–Has Anything Changed? A 5-Year Review in the Western Cape (Original Articles)

Rugby is increasingly popular in South Africa, with World Cup success following resumption of the country’s international participation. New role models are continuously presented in the media, as a result of the numerous national and international tournaments. However, the risk of spinal column injury in rugby is perceived to be higher than in other sports, […]