[EXCLUSIVE] Little vials, big crime: Criminals primed for onslaught on Africa’s vaccines
COVID vaccines have become one of the most sought after commodities in the world, but manufacturers simply can’t produce enough jabs for everyone who needs them. Bhekisisa investigates what this means for the emergence of a vaccine black market, as well as vaccine theft and falsification.
Getting COVID after being vaccinated can happen — but it’s rare. Here’s what we...
Vaccines help to reduce the spread of COVID, but they are not without shortcomings. Here’s what they can and can’t do.
Did Trump just hijack the world’s first UN declaration on universal healthcare?
On Monday, world leaders will sign a UN declaration that could have committed the world to provide decent healthcare for all. But instead, activists say, some of the world's biggest health issues sparkle in their absence. Find out what it means for South Africa’s National Health Insurance in the latest in our new series, Compass: Charting a course to the NHI.
‘Tis the season for a new variant: Your introduction to how quickly Omicron is...
The Omicron variant was identified in South Africa at the end of November and has quickly begun to dominate new infections in the country. Here’s what the data tells us so far about how quickly Omicron spreads — but truly understanding the variant will take more time.
Anger over drug access in TB trial
A new combination treatment has been tested in Southern Africa, but it is not available locally.
For children, COVID-19 quarantine may be ‘an absolute nightmare’
Home is where the heart is — it’s also important to young children’s sense of identity — but what happens when a state quarantine facility has to become their home away from home?
Africa’s growth path: Reduce diseases, Bill Gates cautions
The philanthropist says the rise of the continent will depend on whether its leaders are open to learning from each other, and from their own people.
Durban cuts city’s only needle exchange programme
A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe.
SA has highest number of new HIV infections worldwide – survey
With over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first in HIV incidence in the world, says an HSRC survey.
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.
World Aids Day: Less than half of infected people know
Although 65% of South Africans reportedly have been tested for HIV at least once, annual testing figures are much lower.
South Sudan turns to tourism in bid to draw line under past unrest
Travel firms adopt wait-and-see approach as government seeks to entice visitors with safaris, Nile rafting and climbing trips. When Carsten Lillelund Pedersen visited South Sudan in November...
Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?
The size of South Africa's super-sized sweet tooth may be over-stated
How to defy Zuma – and survive to tell the tale
Analysts say this minister's strong SACP connections and ANC support ensure he’s ‘too powerful politically’ for the president to fire.
ARV-infused vaginal ring significantly lowers HIV infections
Trials have found that vaginal rings containing an antiretroviral drug could more than halve women's chances of contracting HIV if used consistently.
Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria
With the help of new technologies, global health organisations aim to eliminate malaria in Africa in the next 15 years.