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Home sweet hell: Calls for help surge from women locked down with abusers

Research from previous crises suggests violence against women and children will only get worse as the pandemic rages on.
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South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown has us doing less — so why do we feel...

You don't have to run 5km to feel fatigued. Turns out stress and anxiety can also leave you craving a good...

South Africa may not have enough doctors to fight COVID-19. But we could be...

The United Kingdom is taking immediate steps to bring newly graduated and foreign-trained doctors into the health system as cases of...

South Africa’s investments into health innovation prove important in the COVID-19 response

Recent investments in the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority mean it has now approved four tests for the new coronavirus.

People still have sex during outbreaks — forgetting it can be deadly

Planning for the pandemic has to include sexual and reproductive health services. If not, we risk saving women from the new...

Can you be convicted of attempted murder if you expose someone to the new...

The virus at the centre of South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak may be new, but the idea that criminalising a disease can...

Q&A: Will rapid antibody tests save us?

South Africa needs to test 12 times more people per day for the new coronavirus than it currently does. Our testing...

Will it be enough? Inside South Africa’s plan to ramp up coronavirus testing

The NHLS has only managed to do about 6 000 tests since the first case of the new coronavirus was reported...
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New lockdown laws: Informal food traders will open, COVID-19 close contacts traced with cellphones

Plus, if you're going to a funeral, you can move between provinces with your close family members. No, you still...
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Four reasons to be hopeful about South Africa’s coronavirus testing plan

In a grim news cycle, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s announcement yesterday that the country is evaluating rapid tests for the new...
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New virus, old wounds: Frontline COVID-19 workers demand better pay

Would you risk your life for R 3 500? These community health workers have been doing just that for years. ...

Doctors warned against prescribing unproven medication for COVID-19

It’s available and it’s affordable. But science still doesn’t know enough to back the antimalarial drug chloroquine for widespread use against...

Pandemic politics: Community health workers gear up to fight COVID-19 with little protection,...

Around the world, SARS-CoV-2 has stopped everyday life dead in its tracks. The virus has also scratched open old wounds between...
Donald Trump deleted reproductive justice from the historic UN declaration on universal healthcare.

Border walls don’t stop viruses. But this might

Both the United States and South Africa have punted increased border security as a way to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Here's...