Fake news alert: Medical male circumcision not linked to penile cancer

Vinayak Bhardwaj, Africa Check

Africa Check debunks a bogus news story spreading myths about medical male circumcision after Bhekisisa sounds the alarm.


Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?

Vinayak Bhardwaj, Africa Check

The size of South Africa's super-sized sweet tooth may be over-stated


Fact Check: No, SA does not weigh in as the world’s 3rd most obese nation

Vinayak Bhardwaj, Africa Check

Africa Check digs into the data to reveal the surprising truth behind the widely cited statistic


A roundup of fake AIDS 'cures': Angel Zapper, Garani MW1, Topvein, SF 2000

Vinayak Bhardwaj

Fake AIDS "cures" have been the bane of activists fighting for treatment. We discovered a new one and checked in on some we've debunked before.


Pharma funding for TB research four times less than government funding

Vinayak Bhardwaj

Available data shows significantly higher investment by public and philanthropic institutions in TB research than by the pharmaceutical industry.