Staying Healthy Together - Understanding the dynamics of Social Cohesion in South Africa

Tell me about your Neighbours, I’ll tell you how healthy you are

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At the heart of the sustainable development goals is the need to improve population health by 2030. Although a number of strategies are underway in achieving this, an appropriate response to the South African health challenge is assumed to be by addressing the social determinants of health which lie outside of the health system while also strengthening the system itself.

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SHY Adults Network

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Sexual behaviour among young adults presents major public health concerns in part because this period is associated with a number of risk-taking behaviours that increase their susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections, experiences of intimate partner violence and unplanned pregnancies. Although there have been efforts to improve young adult sexual health behaviours, through traditional media, these methods are yet to yield the much-needed behavioural change. With the emergence of new social media sites, there appear to be new opportunities to listen to and engage with young people about sexual and reproductive health issues.

The Sexually Health and Young (SHY) Adults Network

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Ben10 & Cougars: Sexual Behaviour of Middle-Aged Single Women in sub-Saharan Africa

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Although all women regardless of marital status and age engage in sexual activity and susceptible to the risk of infection very little scholarly attention has been given to middle-aged single women in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) and sub-regions. Assessing the sexual activities and behaviours of these women is expected to aid an effective intervention aimed at improving the sexual health of all women and minimize risks of infections. Using pooled data from selected SSA countries, we

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Social Cohesion for Improving Health of Adults in South Africa

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In African countries including South Africa, the nexus between social cohesion and health remains under-researched. Using data from the 2012 South African social attitudes survey with a weighted sample of 27,239,194 adults in South Africans aged 18 years or older, we used the collective efficacy theory by Sampson and Colleagues to examine the relationship between social cohesion and self-rated health in an African sample. We also

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