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ICYMI: President Ramaphosa announces social, economic relief measures during COVID-19 outbreak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYhn8gVsjRQ President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to highlight economic and social relief measures for people in South Africa amid the COVID-19...
McCord Hospital served black people from a 'white area' during apartheid and survived all attempts to remove it.

McCord Hospital: Defending a legacy of healthcare integrity

For 100 years Durban's non-profit McCord Hospital has been a beacon of hope for the poor. Now it has to rely on the state to survive.
Mahlangu could not give updated figures on the number of former Life Esidimeni patients who have died.  The department is keeping a close eye on the Cullinan Rehabilitation and Care Centre following at least two recent deaths.

[EXCLUSIVE] Gauteng health MEC: Court threats fly over patient deaths

Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu breaks her silence over the department's deadly decision to transfer psychiatric patients.
There is evidence to suggest that TB itself is a risk factor for developing diabetes.

Comment: Do we take state help for granted?

SA’s disability allowance eases the financial and emotional burden of people with tuberculosis.
Bald facts: Lebo Ramafoko

Sometimes your locks run out

Alopecia or hair loss can devastate your self-esteem, unless you hold your head up high.
Slavery ended in Mauritania in 1981 but tens of thousands still live in bondage.

This is what life is like in the world’s last country to ban slavery

Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
In studies

There’s a new HIV drug – but Africa will have to wait

A new drug, Tivicay, that could be vital in the struggle against HIV, might not be available to those who need it the most.
After a fake news story spreading myths about medical male circumcision went viral

​Zimbabwe mixes medicine and tradition for safer circumcision

Zimbabwe has successfully won the support of chiefs and their people by combining a respect for tradition with safe, modern procedures.
A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves

You can’t transmit HIV if you take ARVs correctly and are virally suppressed

Researchers once again confirmed: It’s impossible for HIV-positive people on treatment to transmit the virus through sex — this time among gay men.
Malawi's women suffer in silence as the country continues to outlaw abortions but change may be on the horizon.

Will rape survivors finally be able to have legal abortions?

Unsafe terminations in Malawi may be curbed after a new law is enacted, but it’s just the first step
A smoky Port Harcourt street. Doctors have warned of the health-related consequences of the city’s poisonous black soot.

Poisonous haze: Why the air we breathe could kill us

Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.
Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu still sits on the provincial executive committee.

Hlongwa, Mahlangu remain on high-level ANC body despite ban on public office

Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor.
A high level UN meeting in Johannesburg will look at the current focus on pharmaceutical sales and the lack of production of health technologies for diseases that do not impact countries with major pharmaceutical capabilities.

Activists fear a pharmaceutical plot is at play

The department of trade and industry has yet to finalise patent reforms, raising questions that cheaper medication could be blocked intentionally.
Saving lives: Circumcision clinics help men to take responsibility for their sexual health

Comment: Safer, due to unforeskinned circumstances

Voluntary male circumcision has made huge strides in reducing the rate of HIV infections.
Tuberculosis is still the number one cause of death in South Africa.

Opinion: TB cannot be kept behind bars

World TB Day is on March 24: We look at plans to curb the disease's spread – in prisons and beyond.

Is DIY HIV testing the latest Cape Town trend?

It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test.