[VIDEO] A tale of two mothers: Inside the losses of South...

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Over half of all women killed in South Africa are murdered by their partners. Here are stories from two mothers who lost children to...

[VIDEO] Anatomy 101: What COVID does to your heart

Reports of a rare heart condition linked to the Pfizer COVID vaccine should not deter teens from getting the jab.

The joke’s on us, South Africa. The cruel logic of Omicron...

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Wealthy nations were quick to ban southern African nations from entering their borders when the Omicron variant was identified – but not against each other. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination is nothing new.

Your A to Z guide on HIV: The top 10 things...

The HIV pandemic isn’t going anywhere until a cure is found. In the meantime, these expert HIV clinicians say South Africa should protect its victories.

Table talk: This deal could get vaccines to poorer countries fast....

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Powerful governments, including the European Union and the UK, are resisting a proposed deal that could enable companies in less developed countries to legally manufacture COVID products developed by large pharmaceutical companies.

PrEParing to protect yourself: What young people need to know about...

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HIV prevention pills can reduce your chances of contracting HIV through sex by up to 96%. The pills are becoming easier to access with over 2 000 South African hospitals and clinics making them available for free. We find out how much university students know about this prevention option.

Bhekisisa wins the 2021 Reconciliation Award for its role in reporting...

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The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism was awarded the 2021 Reconciliation Award from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. This award recognises the work our team has done over the past year to cover the COVID pandemic and the role our organisation has played in advancing healthcare solutions through reporting on health and social justice issues across Africa.

Three reasons not to take animal medicine

The use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 remains unproven with little to no evidence that it works. Although the medication can now be legally accessed with a doctor’s supervision, some people continue to use the animal version of the drug. Here’s why that’s dangerous.

Need an abortion? Find clinics you can trust here

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This database shows you where you can find safe family planning services near you. It’s verified two to four times a year by a dedicated team of data capturers and ‘secret shopper’ callers.

The science of sequencing: How Africa is preparing for future pandemics

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Africa is building up a genomic surveillance network of 12 regional hubs that will help the continent to prepare for future pandemics.