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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 [...]

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 [...]

Journalist’s Battle with Rare Cancer: Navigating Healthcare Hurdles in Lesotho

5 February 2024 by Limpho Sello  Est Read Time: 8 min(s) 3 sec(s) ‘Makhauhelo Tlouoe, aged 43, is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with a rare cancer condition called choriocarcinoma in 2020. Credit: Makhauhelo Tlouoe. A persistent wave of nausea washes over Makhauhelo Tlouoe, signalling the onset of pregnancy. Simultaneously, [...]

Lesotho’s Battle Against Vaccine Hesitancy: A Tale of Misinformation and Challenges

2 February 2024 by Limpho Sello  Est Read Time: 5 min(s) 50 sec(s) Listen to this article: Health Minister Selibe Mochoboroane. Credit: Pascalinah Kabi. Five colleagues in their early 40s gather around a table adorned with a tray of papa (a staple food in Lesotho), spinach, and grilled pork. Alongside the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]