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Deconstructing science: What journalists wantvideo

Deconstructing science: What journalists want

Health journalist, Amy Green, headed to Nairobi to sit on a panel that judged how scientists communicate their ideas to the media and the world.
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.
#AIDS2016: Debra Messing on HIV self-testing in Africa and why it's important to hervideo

#AIDS2016: Debra Messing on HIV self-testing in Africa and why it’s important to her

Television star Debra Messing tells Bhekisisa's Demelza Bush why HIV is close to her heart.
Zika: What you need to know

Zika: What you need to know

Where did the Zika virus come from, and just how closely linked to microcephaly is it? SA's National Institute for Communicable Diseases explains all.
Giving deaf babies the gift of languagevideo

Giving deaf babies the gift of language

Amy Green speaks to Carla Zille, a deaf mentor at Hi Hopes, about the importance of early intervention for the development of language in children.
The bad news doctor: Why scientists are trying to find better ways to talk to patients.

TB and diabetes: Are they linked?

Are people with diabetes more likely to get TB? Dr Bart Willems says yes.
Think people should have access to abortion services? Help us make it happenvideo

Think people should have access to abortion services? Help us make it happen

Sign up to be part of our survey team and help us check who is providing safe, legal abortions
#AIDS2016: Thousands march to demand sufficient global funding and treatment for allvideo

#AIDS2016: Thousands march to demand sufficient global funding and treatment for all

Ahead of the opening of the AIDS Conference, activists marched to draw attention to the 20 million people who still do not have access to treatment.
#AIDS2016 - It's a wrap: How medical and social solutions come togethervideo

#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.
Clean break: One street beggar's story of triumph in post-Ebola Sierra Leonevideo

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

At the peak of the Ebola crisis, the government in Sierra Leone implemented a national lockdown. One man used this time to upskill himself.
For better or worse: Tales of love and loss from post-Ebola Sierra Leonevideo

For better or worse: Tales of love and loss from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Ebola tore into the fabric of family life, and the relationships that bind them. These are two similar stories, with very different endings.
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‘Why do you want to be a woman when you are not’: Love, acceptance...

In a world where transgender people face stigma and discrimination every day, these clinics are trying to make their lives easier.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa announces 21-day national lockdown to stem coronavirus outbreak

Addressing the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa announces a far-reaching economic package to safeguard livelihoods during the lockdown as the country looks to...
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Meet the healthcare workers filling the gap when doctors and nurses are few and...

When a rural hospital brought this woman into its multidrug-resistant TB programme, it saw a 20% jump in the people who...
Premier David Makhura

Gauteng homeless to shelter at schools during lockdown, school holidays may be scrapped

With more than 300 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Gauteng continues to be the epicentre of the country's outbreak. Find...
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#HowWeWork: What’s it like to run a health journalism centre? Ask Mia Malan

Meet the woman who started Bhekisisa way back in 2013. Killer narrative feature writer and donor-funded journalism extraordinaire.