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UNICEF Report Calls for Measures to Safeguard Mental Well-being of Lesotho’s Herd-Boys

29 January 2024 by Monyane Khau  Est Read Time: 1 min(s) 44 sec(s) Listen to this article: A United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report reveals that Covid-19 lockdowns isolated adolescent herd-boys from their families and peers, triggering mental distress within this demographic. “For herd boys, spending long periods of time alone [...]

Why Are Diseases Often Undiagnosed in Lesotho’s Poor Communities?

26 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 4 min(s) 44 sec(s) Listen to this article: ‘Mashebisang Matubatuba, from Maloraneng, Mokhotlong, is earnestly appealing to compassionate individuals for financial support to cover all her medical transportation expenses. Credit: Pascalinah Kabi. ‘Mashebisang Matubatuba’s left eye twitched incessantly, a piercing pain that [...]

Limpho Thoahlane: A Portrait of Resilience and Environmental Stewardship – EPISODE 1

24 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi In 2017, Limpho Thoahlane was poised for a significant shift in her life’s journey. As an aspiring fashion design student, she was on the brink of making her mark in the creative world. However, life had a different script in store. This year was [...]

Where are Extractive Industries in Climate Financing?

22 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi Welcome to a critical exploration of one of the most pressing issues of our time: the environmental impact of extractive industries and their role in climate change. This episode promises to unravel layers of complexities surrounding this global challenge, blending urgent global concerns with [...]

Beyond Delivery: Untold Emotional Battle Faced by Lesotho’s Midwives

19 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi Est Read Time: 5 min(s) 30 sec(s) Listen to this article: Retired midwife, Keneuoe Fobo, now serves as the president of the Independent Midwives’ Association of Lesotho. Credit: Keneuoe Fobo. “Losing an expectant mother during labor was a devastation beyond words,” begins Keneuoe Fobo, a [...]

One Testicle, One Tragic End: Unravelling the Devastating Impact of Bullying in Lesotho

15 January 2024 by Limpho Sello  Est Read Time: 8 min(s) 17 sec(s) Sekake Mohale’s son, 17-year-old Potsane, committed suicide on 12 December 2023. He suffered from bullying-induced mental health. “He was left with only one testicle,” said Sekake Mohale, his voice breaking as he recounted the harrowing ordeal his 17-year-old [...]

From Lesotho to Global Stage: Dr Puleng Letsie’s Journey in Public Health Leadership

12 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi From the humble beginnings in Paballong, Mafeteng district of Lesotho, Dr. Puleng Letsie’s journey is one of passion and commitment to working with people, especially in the realms of health, human rights, and gender issues. Her deep dedication to community development, empowerment, and resilience [...]

Lesotho’s Healthcare Crisis: A Tale of Drug Shortages, Desperate Remedies, and the Push for Local Manufacturing

This second installment of our two-part series examines the layers of Lesotho’s healthcare crisis, from chronic staff shortages to inadequate medical supplies that send patients on a desperate search for basic medication like Panadol. 10 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 5 min(s) 55 sec(s) Listen to this article: [...]