Pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer have said low vaccine uptake in Africa is due to increasing hesitancy on the continent. But the truth is inequitable distribution of COVID vaccines have left Africa as a vaccine desert.
Patients are subject to wild mood swings and costly spending sprees,but they can be treated with the right medicine - and a lot of money.
Pontsho Pilane recently presented a proposal to Parliament to introduce free pads for poor people who menstruate. Here’s what she learned.
A grassroots Ugandan health initiative has significantly reduced maternal deaths.
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South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses the nation on the measures to be taken to re-open the country and move beyond the nation-wide lockdown.
The high demand for COVID vaccines means there are limited global supplies. Local manufacturing is one potential solution to this problem. So why isn’t South Africa making its own jabs? Find out.
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The government has banned travel between South Africa and 'high risk' countries to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to the country.
The small study looking to repurpose an old TB vaccine could help add to a growing field of science that asks, can you really reprogramme your immune system?
Traditional West African ‘healers’ and Sicilian psychiatrists are struggling to help free Nigerian women forced into prostitution.
Inequity in COVID vaccine access echoes mistakes from the HIV response. In the forty years since Aids was first identified, there have also been several lessons on how to contain a pandemic. Starting with equity and supporting health systems.
Women's advocacy groups are lodging a formal complaint against the "coerced" sterilisation of HIV-infected women, saying it defies state policy.
A Nigerian and a Kenyan use social media and the football pitch to discuss contraceptives and stop pregnancy.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Bhekisisa is launching a free gender-based violence helpline in Diepsloot
Poor management at Bara hospital left doctors with no choice but to operate on a patient using only the light from cellphones and iPads, says Sama.