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From Central Park to Nasrec, the COVID-19 field hospitals of today are shaping the...

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South Africa is scrambling to set up field hospitals in places such as the Nasrec Expo and Durban International Convention centres as the country...
Remembering the dead: Mental health activists protesting outside the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings in Johannesburg.

#LifeEsidimeni: Did Mahlangu keep David Makhura in the dark?

More than a hundred protesters gathered this week outside the arbitration meetings as Mahlangu took the stand.

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.
IVF at private clinics can cost tens of thousands of rands. A South African doctor is just one of many people around the world pioneering new ways to make the procedure cheaper.

Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?

"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
There is growing evidence which suggests interactions on social media sites like Facebook romanticise suicide for teenagers part of emo subcultures.

Social media fans suicidal fire

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There is growing evidence which suggests interactions on social media sites like Facebook romanticise suicide for teenagers part of emo subcultures.

When empathy meets evidence: Tackling COVID vaccine hesitancy in SA

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South Africa’s national COVID vaccine roll-out is underway. But some people still have many understandable concerns about getting the jab. Our Mia Malan spoke to experts about how to comfort reluctant loved ones in the latest episode of Health Hub, a Bhekisisa partnership with Newzroom Afrika.
Oncologists aren't the only thing in short supply. Doctors also complain of facilities with a dearth of gloves

Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist

Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
Kala azar sufferer Ruai Puot Malow

Epidemics on the horizon if threats not addressed – MSF

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Doctors Without Borders has stressed the critical importance of adequate investment into the prevention of diseases such as Ebola and cholera.
The latest Bill related to the National Health Insurance

Crack team to probe private health costs

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Practitioners in the private heatlthcare industry have welcomed the Competition Commission panel members who will lead the inquiry into the sector.

The role of regulators — Why South Africa hasn’t approved Sputnik V yet

Russia’s Sputnik V COVID vaccine has yet to be approved by any stringent regulators. Part of the problem: the manufacturer’s reluctance to share information about the jab. Here’s what it takes for a vaccine to make it through regulatory bodies and how Sputnik got around the process in some countries.
A South African study may have proved to the scientific community that Depo-Provera does not fuel HIV risk. Now

Could your birth control increase your risk of HIV? Science finally has an answer.

But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.
Sexual violence is rife in Khayelitsha primary schools

​#AIDS2016: ‘Blessers’ are the engine behind the rapid spread of HIV in young women

'Blessers' form a crucial link in a cycle of HIV transmission that South Africa has not been able to break.
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.

Fifth postponement in MEC Malakoane’s corruption case

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Activists have expressed frustration at the corruption trial of Free State MEC Benny Malakoane being postponed for the fifth time.

Dancing with the devil: UCT stubs out tobacco-funded unit

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Can Tobacco money can ever be washed clean? Most researchers at the University of Cape Town say no.

Crime and (no) punishment: Why Africa’s ports are vulnerable to counterfeit COVID vaccines

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Africa’s ports are vulnerable to crime and corruption. Now they’re set to be the main thoroughfare for COVID vaccines entering the continent. Here’s why we need a better strategy to curb potential counterfeits coming through.
The new woman's condom is thinner and softer than the original female condom and its rounded cap makes it easier to insert.

China comes to Africa’s medical aid

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Hopes are high that the new partnership will ensure easy, cheaper access to vaccines and medicine.