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Solutions-based health reporting to take flight in Africa

With a new donor on board, Bhekisisa will be covering the continent's health issues at source – their new website launches today!

South Africa has thousands of potential COVID-19 quarantine hotels. But they’re empty

Gauteng — the province with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases — is also one of the two provinces with the lowest uptake of quarantine facilities.

Why COVID made autopsies soar

Autopsies offer detail that cannot be found in the living. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a resurgence in these procedures — but not without fear.
Most medical aids won't cover a new

The WHO, the drug & women’s right to choose: The story behind dolutegravir

Take a look at the newest HIV treatment set to hit South Africa's shores in 2019.
A man looks out over a newly cleared area of forest at Kahuzi-Biéga national park near Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Kate Holt, The Guardian)

Pandas or people? When the fight to save the planet pits conservation against indigenous...

A deadly conflict is brewing between those forced out of the DRC's Kahuzi-Biéga national park and the rangers charged with protecting it.
The activists are demanding

Free State’s Malakoane calls activists’ slogans insulting

The province's health MEC has condemned the slogans marchers on the department have been chanting, calling them insulting and inappropriate.
The new Dr Harry Surtie Hospital in Upington has only been servicing the west of the Northern Cape since November

Dr Harry Surtie Hospital: Double-edged sword of technology

If the new Dr Harry Surtie Hospital has all the latest tech, why are patients complaining?
IntuBox Coronavirus

Four times healthcare workers came up with creative solutions to coronavirus problems

Heatlhcare workers have some creative solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the COVID-19 response, like shortages of masks & ventilators.

Bundle of jitters: How these community health workers are helping moms cope with the...

Pregnancy can be a time of joy - and sadness. Many pregnant women and mothers of infants in lower-income communities acknowledge feeling depressed during this time. Here’s how community health workers helped alleviate this.

Pinch, prick & go: Why protecting yourself against HIV could become as simple as...

Imagine if every young woman had the option of getting a simple implant at school that could cut her risk of contracting HIV by 75%?

Q & A: Our COVID vaccines have arrived. Here’s what will happen next

One million COVID-19 vaccines will land at OR Tambo today. The jabs will be reserved for health workers. But how will they get to the workers and what will happen to the shots once they get here? We break it down for you.
The ANC maintains that Malakoane did an excellent job at the helm of the province's health system even after the Medicine Control Council shut down an unlawful stem cell "trial" at one of the province's hospital this week.

System is in good health, insists MEC Malakoane

Free State Health MEC Benny Malakoane has accused the M&G of sensationalist reporting, but warned that his department will run out of money this year.
Under Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi

From critical condition to stable

The nation's healthcare system reflects the actions of the ministers responsible for it over the years.
Over the past decade

Teenage mothers are not ‘terrorists’ who need to be punished

But few will to listen to researchers who refute society’s accepted notion that teenage pregnancy is damaging to the child, mother and society.
Discrimination against HIV-positive people still continues

#AIDS2016: Employees, particularly domestic workers, report forced HIV testing

Coerced testing usually follows employer offers to pay for private medical care.
Alex coronavirus screening Gauteng health department

Hindsight is 2020: Three lessons from our second wave

Specialist scientists, masks, hand sanitiser and stricter rules for liquor sales will be crucial to easing the burden of South Africa’s future COVID-19 waves, experts say.