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“I Ate Pages from My Passport After Being Denied Food at Mohlomi Hospital”

26 February 2024 by Lerato Matheka  Est Read Time: 12 min(s) 19 sec(s) Listen to this article: Mohlomi Mental Hospital stands accused of abusing patients. Management promises to investigate abuse allegations. Credit: Newsday With each crinkle, *Reitumetse Mohai’s throat emitted a subdued, rasping noise as she swallowed pages of her passport. [...]

Liapeng Raliengoane Advocates for SRHR Awareness Amid Lesotho’s Health Challenges

23 February 2024 by Limpho Sello  Est Read Time: 6 min(s) 20 sec(s) Listen to this article: Freelance journalist, Liapeng Raliengoane, advocates for increased SRHR awareness in Lesotho. Credit: Provided Photo. “The youth of Leribe once shared with me their struggles in accessing healthcare services during rainy days due to overflowing [...]

Lesotho Transforms COVID-19 Treatment with Oral Antiviral Medicine

21 February 2024 by Limpho Sello  Est Read Time: 6 min(s) 43 sec(s) Listen to this article: Baroane Phenethi, Head of Health Education at Lesotho’s Ministry of Health, speaks to media practitioners about Covid-19 oral medication. Credit: Provided Picture. A sharp chill slices through Selemeng Matsoso’s back, prompting a shiver she [...]

How Lesotho Plans to Address Malnutrition Amongst Children in Quthing, Mohale’s Hoek

19 February 2024 by Mamohlakola Letuka  Est Read Time: 7 min(s) 42 sec(s) Quthing farmers display their produce at the launch of a four-year food program designed to strengthen the local economy by creating a market for farmers and ensuring children have access to nutritious meals. Credit: Provided. At Mohlakoana Primary [...]

Walking for a Purpose: Thetsane Youth Innovate Messages to Encourage Peer Condom Use

16 February 2024 by Limpho Sello Est Read Time: 6 min(s) 10 sec(s) Listen to this article: Thetsane youth demonstrate female condom usage at the commemoration of the International Condom Day on 13 February 2024 in Maseru. Credit: Limpho Sello In the vibrant community of Ha Thetsane in capital Maseru, the [...]

“The Nurse Gave Me Nevirapine, Gloves to Deliver my Baby at Home.”

14 February 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 7 min(s) 37 sec(s) Listen to a Sesotho Interview: 28-year-old ‘Makeabetsoe Mokoena is HIV positive. She claims Molikaliko Health Centre turned her away a month before delivering her third child. Credit: Pascalinah Kabi. The water moves steadily but gently, creating a soft [...]

Empowering Africa: Newborn Screening and Policy Recommendations to Tackle Rare Genetic Conditions

12 February 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 9 min(s) 34 sec(s) Credit: The Plight of Rare Diseases in Southern Africa: Health and Social Services Policy Recommendations. “I would be told to do squats as punishment. But I cannot even do simple squats, my medical condition doesn’t allow me.” Amidst [...]

Empowering Communities: Tanzania’s Dr Mohamed Zahir Explores the Role of Newborn Screening in Africa’s Healthcare Landscape

Dr Mohamed Zahir, third from left, attended a national human genetics stakeholders meeting co-organised by Tanzania Human Genetics Organisation and the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). Credit: Aneth David. In Lesotho, as in many African countries, the challenge of rare diseases persists, often exacerbated by the absence of newborn [...]