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SAMA Weekly Newsletter | 5 August 2022




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Living with diabetes and its ripple effect on families

When one family member is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be extremely difficult to help them switch to a new, healthier diet. Many factors need to be considered and questions answered. Can you afford to make the nutritional changes? What kind of food should they be avoiding? Do I have to change my diet too?


COVID-19 in SA: Young people keep vaccine numbers low

The low number of 12 to 34-year-olds getting their COVID-19 vaccines has played a part in the country failing to get 70 percent of South Africans vaccinated. The youth make up more than a third of the country’s population.


Blood donors: Alarm bells ring as SA banks run low

With only 1% of South Africans registered as active blood donors and blood banks running low, could SA be headed towards a blood shortage crisis? South African National Blood Services (SANBS) spokesperson Khensani Mahlanngu said they miss daily collection targets because there are insufficient donors.

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