The recent spur in the number of stillborns has prompted health experts across the globe to raise their voice against this sensitive issue.
It is estimated that with the whopping number of 2.6 million every year, the stillborns surpass the combined deaths by AIDS and Malaria very easily.
South Africa Organ Donor foundation has encouraged the South Africans to become organ donors on the occasion of World Health Day.
The SA Organ Donation has urged the South Africans to donate organs and save the lives of thousands of people who are waiting for organ transplants. A single donor can give a new life to several different people and restore the vision of two more people.
At present, more than 3,500 people are waiting for organ transplants across South Africa. Many of the patients die after waiting for the transplants. Every day more people are added to the waiting list.
Cases of teenage pregnancies are on a rise across South Africa. The statistics of Human Science Research Council (HSRC) reveal that the cases of teenage pregnancies have increased by 21% in the past few years. HSRC says that black teenage girls from poor urban areas are most likely to fall pregnant and contract HIV.
The medical organizations in South Africa are going through difficult times. The authorities have been facing numerous problems to provide medical facilities for people. One of the major concerns is the critical shortage of surgeons in the public sector.
Johanna Cecilia Erasmus had fallen pregnant due to the failure of the sterilization process by the surgeon.
This led to a more complicated situation for her as she suffers from dementia, poor memory and cognitive disability now and after being virtually blind, she is not able to walk and talk.