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Mark Heywood: 'I was pitched against the very government I had fought for'

Mark Heywood: ‘I was pitched against the very government I had fought for’

Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences

[WATCH] Masks, taxis and fear: How COVID-19 has changed township life

The novel coronavirus has swept through Khayelitsha in the Western Cape — and so has the fear of contracting it.
Why you shouldn't be ashamed of your period

Why you shouldn’t be ashamed of your period

When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.

[WATCH] Is it time to buy a cloth mask?

Wearing a cloth mask won’t protect you from the new coronavirus, but it will protect those around you if you’re infected. Confused? Listen to what Salim Abdool Karim had to say in his presentation.

‘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.
On the road: Go inside the farm clinics making sure workers are never far from care

On the road: Go inside the farm clinics making sure workers are never far...

They're not only good for workers' health, they're good for business too.
#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.
This low-tech 'app' could help you manage your blood pressure - and be a better cook

This low-tech ‘app’ could help you manage your blood pressure – and be a...

Gladys has hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the most deadly non-communicable disease in the world.

[LISTEN] Will SA extend its national lockdown … again?

Listen to world-renowned epidemiologist, Salim Abdool Karim, explain what factors will determine whether or not South Africa extends its national lockdown — again.
Is it dangerous to test yourself for HIV?

Is it dangerous to test yourself for HIV?

Two years of HIV self-testing in Malawi have shown no cases of suicide, intimate partner violence or self-harm.
#LifeEsidimeni: What will arbitration mean for the families?

#LifeEsidimeni: What will arbitration mean for the families?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez speaks to Tim Modise about who might be held accountable for the tragedy.

Health Hub | Life with long COVID & when you should speak to teens...

How do you know if you are affected by long COVID? Find out from Dr Rubeshan Perumal, head of the long COVID clinic at Groote Schuur hospital.

[WATCH] Did South Africa’s COVID-19 tobacco ban work?

South Africa’s tobacco users are smoking fewer daily cigarettes these days, but it came at a cost. Spoilers – it wasn’t worth it.

[ICYMI] South Africa’s Basic Education Minister’s briefing on reopening schools

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, briefed the South African media and public on when South Africa would be ready to reopen schools during our Covid-19 outbreak.
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.
#LifeEsidimeni: 'There may still be uncounted bodies in state mortuaries'

#LifeEsidimeni: ‘There may still be uncounted bodies in state mortuaries’

The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.