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The first batch of COVID vaccines touched down in South Africa in February 2021. Health workers were the first to get a jab under the Sisonke study. But even before the country had bought any jabs, our reporters were writing about the logistics and the politics of the project. If you want to know how well the vaccines work, how the different jabs compare or what it takes to create a vaccine from research, to regulation, to rollout, you’re at the right place.

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Health Hub | Tips to convince a friend to get vaccinated and unpacking the trauma of gender based violence

Gender-based violence and femicide continue to make headlines during women’s month. This episode of Health Hub looks at data (or lack thereof) behind the killings of women. Clinical psychologist Nomfundo Mogapi speaks to Mia Malan about how femicide affects the children of victims.

Convincing a person who is hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 takes empathy, says Kanya Ndaki. Ndaki was scared of vaccine-related side effects, but then addressed those fears and got vaccinated. The director of Cochrane South Africa, Chales Wiysonge concurs and breaks down the best, evidence-based ways to address vaccine hesitancy.

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