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Watch: Motsoaledi launches Health Summit report on the future of NHI

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Today, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will report on the outcomes of the Presidential Health Summit held in October last year.
How to prevent HIV with a pill

Health Hub | Why is J&J moving at a snail’s pace with our vaccine...

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We speak to MSF on why J&J is so slow to deliver SA's vaccines and we also discuss the HIV prevention pill with Linda-Gail Bekker and Yogan Pillay.

Fake abortion providers are online too. Here’s how to spot them

Abortion has been legal in South Africa for more than 25 years. Yet illegal providers continue to put people’s lives at risk. Dubious providers can exploit platforms like Google Search and Facebook to advertise their services. Tshinondiwa Ramaite from the reproductive health organisation, Ipas, explains how to spot ads from a bogus clinic.
Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you - and your tax credits

Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you – and your tax credits

Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez asks health minister Aaron Motsoaledi five questions about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and your medical aid.
E-cigarettes: Gimmick or healthier choice?

E-cigarettes: Gimmick or healthier choice?

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E-cigarettes are taking SA by storm, but are they really better than tobacco products? Michelle Solomon talks about her vaping experience.
Caesarean section or vaginal birth

Caesarean section or vaginal birth, which is best for you?

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Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
Depression and anxiety are common amongst TB patients and a UCT study says counselling is needed to keep sufferers on treatment.

Most South Africans have the TB germ – so why aren’t they sick?

About 80% of people have the TB germ inside their bodies, but that doesn't mean they will all develop the disease.
Bhekisisa: Why we’re here

Bhekisisa: Why we’re here

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Bhekisisa is expanding. We will tell Africa’s health stories and focus on solutions-based health journalism. Find out more here.
Clean break: One street beggar's story of triumph in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Clean break: One street beggar’s story of triumph in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

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At the peak of the Ebola crisis, the government in Sierra Leone implemented a national lockdown. One man used this time to upskill himself.

Will the TB vaccine you got as a baby protect you against COVID-19?

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If you’ve heard that the BCG vaccine will keep you safe from the new coronavirus, you’ve heard wrong. There’s no evidence to back this yet, says Salim Abdool Karim.
How do water births help with pain relief?

How do water births help with pain relief?

Curious about water births and why they're becoming more popular? We give you the basics in under 2 minutes.
#AIDS2016 - It's a wrap: How medical and social solutions come together

#AIDS2016 – It’s a wrap: How medical and social solutions come together

As the conference winds down, Mia Malan tells us how medical solutions alone will not help us beat HIV.

WATCH: Zweli Mkhize presents the health budget and the National Health Insurance Bill

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Mkhize's inaugural budget speech is expected to focus on the National Health Insurance Bill. The legislation, approved by Cabinet, is expected to create a...
Sangoma: Why I take ARVs

Sangoma: Why I take ARVs

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Prudence Mabele, a sangoma and one of the founding members of the TAC, is adamant that ARVs are imperative to the survival of HIV positive people.

The boosters are here. What does that mean?

For now, booster COVID vaccines are mostly offered to those with weakened immune systems. Here’s what we know about how long COVID shots can protect you.
Infertility and tradition: 'Society thinks having children is your womanhood'

Infertility and tradition: ‘Society thinks having children is your womanhood’

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We speak to a young, black woman who is infertile about the stigma she faces in her community.