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Better prevention strategies are helping to stem the tide of HIV.

From medical circumcision to vaccines, these seven things will change HIV

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We know more than ever about how to prevent HIV infection, including what may someday lead to the world's first HIV vaccine.
Want to influence policy? Here’s how to write an op-ed

We’re hiring! Bhekisisa is looking for a social media and content producer

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If you’ve got the experience, drive and passion to use social media for change, this could be for you.

These health workers are more likely to die from COVID-19. Unions say not enough...

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People who are over the age of 50, obese or living with diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to die from COVID-19...

Four ways the Competition Commission’s latest investigation will change the National Health Insurance

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Compass: Charting a course to the NHI What does a nearly 300-page technical report mean for the move to the new health financing model —...
Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu still sits on the provincial executive committee.

#LifeEsidimeni: Qedani Mahlangu’s ego and the death of 143 patients

The former Health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she’s being accused 
of misleading the legislature.

New year, same rules: The science behind masks, ventilation and keeping a distance

Wearing a mask, washing your hands, good ventilation and keeping your distance all help to lower your chances of getting infected by the virus that causes COVID-19. This is because they reduce how much virus you could be exposed to as you go about your day. As scientists think the virus will be with us for years to come, these measures, along with vaccination, will be crucial to help us keep safe as we go back to the office, schools, and everywhere in between.
A medical scientist at the NICD prepares listeria samples for DNA sampling.

2018: The best, the worst and the weird

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You made it through the year. Kick back, relax and take a read through the 2018 that was.
Wouter Basson and advocate Jaap Cilliers have delayed procedures once more.

Dr Death outfoxes his pursuers

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After 14 years of delays, the Health Professions Council should have seen what was coming in the Wouter Basson case.
The South African police took a vow to protect people living in the country. Apparently that doesn't apply to sex workers like Cleopatra.

This is what it’s like being a sex worker: ‘Police dragged me out in...

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Go inside one of the country's most dangerous jobs.
What’s behind mysterious cancer hot spots popping up all over the world?

‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’

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Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.
Honeybee harvesting pollen. WWF is piloting beekeeping and ecotourism initiatives in the Madagascan village of Kivalo.

What happens when you can’t fight climate change? You use what you’ve got to...

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In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishing.
Virginia Human

Cuffed for no crime, kicked to the kerb

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Instead of the care she sought, a vulnerable patient found further distress in a PE hospital.
Tricky topic: Thami Mayo is a parent of a girl at Gonyane Primary School who told the M&G about the difficulties of discussing sex with his young child.

It’s no breeze to explain birds ‘n bees

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The HPV vaccine roll-out is prompting parents to rethink how they talk to children about sex.
Protests by communities

North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for...

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Provincial health department has been put under administration as ministerial task team is deployed to the province.
Draft national health department guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.

Comment: Preventative care will lower costs

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Better-quality primary healthcare would result in lower medical aid premiums.
Employees at Messina hospital strike against the actions of their clinical chief executive officer Dr Allick Dube.

Past catches up with ‘candy store’ doctor

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A doctor currently on paid leave was convicted of two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the US before starting jobs in SA public hospitals.