Nokuzola Ndabazonke walks slowly to the chair in her physiotherapist's consulting room. She turns and painstakingly sits down. Two months ago she could not sit up straight by herself or use her hands and could hardly utter a word. She is also infected with HIV.
"She had TB of the brain and consequently suffered a stroke," says physiotherapist Laura Grobicki.
After intensive sessions with Grobicki, Ndabazonke's condition improved remarkably.
The National Health Research Committee (NHRC) will this week hold an important summit to look at the various health challenges facing the government. The summit takes place on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July 2011 at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Boksburg, Ekurhuleni.
According to the chairperson of the NHRC, Professor Bongani Mayosi, South Africa is facing four main health challenges: