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Zion Medical can't explain the poor treatment Ugandan patients got as part of its 'trial' and its recent announcement may have added to the harm.
Meet a South African getting her HIV medication at the press of a button.
For transgender people, gender-affirming care can be a matter of life and death. But medical aids still see it as a choice rather than a necessity.
Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.
Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.
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Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.