Education

Nutrition Actions that work well

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HST Update
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Health Systems Trust
Like health, good nutrition is the outcome of many and multiple factors. Nutrition is affected by the policies and activities of numerous sectors, including agriculture, finance, health, education, water and environmental affairs and welfare. That is why problems of poor nutrition in South African communities need to be addressed in a comprehensive and integrated manner, and a previous editorial has argued for leadership from the Health Ministry in developing a common national strategy for good nutrition in South Africa.

Disability in South Africa

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HST Update
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Health Systems Trust
Contrary to popular belief, disability is not about heroic individuals overcoming tragic circumstances. Nor is it about dependency of people with impairments on a few open-minded, charitable individuals or institutions. These images are often reinforced through the media, which perpetuates stereotypical images of disabled people. Disability is about the struggle of those who are excluded and sidelined to challenge the dominant hegemony of society.