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Can drug-resistant TB get cured?

Can drug-resistant TB get cured?

Only half of people with multidrug resistant TB are cured, and patients run a high risk of losing their hearing due to the drugs.
Kala azar: The killer disease nobody knows about.video

Kala azar: The killer disease nobody knows about

Kala azar is endemic in parts of South Sudan and affects mostly the poor and disenfranchised. A simple jab could control it, but not in this country.
Why contraception and the HIV prevention pill go hand in hand

Why contraception and the HIV prevention pill go hand in hand

If you're a young woman, would you take a two-in-one HIV prevention pill? Mia Malan and Kevin Rebe talk PrEP and contraception.
Close to deathvideo

Close to death, but ‘no medication for foreigners’

Many refugees flee their own war-torn countries to find safety in South Africa. But the country is not the safe haven they think it will be.
No healthcare for refugees in SAvideo

No healthcare for refugees in SA

Refugees flee war-torn countries for SA, only to face more heartache and discrimination. Often their only hope lies with civil society.
Why is prostate cancer more aggressive in black men?video

Why is prostate cancer more aggressive in black men?

It's not yet known why prostate cancer affects black men worse than their white counterparts, but if you're a black man over 40, get yourself checked.
How your period could be messing with your mental healthvideo

How your period could be messing with your mental health

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition. Never heard of it? You're not alone.
This low-tech 'app' could help you manage your blood pressure - and be a better cookvideo

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.
How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa's HIV epidemics

How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa’s HIV epidemics

Lionel Faull takes us inside the investigation that exposed an ARV-smuggling syndicate that have managed to escape South African justice.
Love in the time of Ebola: A story of love and connection in post-Ebola Sierra Leonevideo

Love in the time of Ebola: A story of love and connection in post-Ebola...

For six months Bankolay Turay and his sweetheart could only communicate via phone and text as the the Ebola crisis swept across West Africa.
Non-lung TBvideo

What can TB learn from HIV?

How HIV experts may be able to help crack the code and find SA's missing TB patients.
The Zika link: Small heads and brainsvideo

The Zika link: Small heads and brains

The causal link between Zika and foetal abnormalities has been confirmed.
You might have TB and not know itvideo

You might have TB and not know it

TB treatment is available for free in South Africa. But 20% of people are never diagnosed and spread the disease unknowingly.
What if you don’t identify as a man or a woman?

What if you don’t identify as a man or a woman?

Bathrooms, pronouns and growing up in a binary world. Mia Malan speaks to Demelza Bush about being genderqueer.
Non-lung TB

Non-lung TB, the silent killer

TB is not only found in the lungs. You can get TB anywhere in your body, but it is very difficult to diagnose.
#AIDS2016: Mia Malan tells you what to expect from this year's conferencevideo

#AIDS2016: Mia Malan tells you what to expect from this year’s conference

Bhekisisa's director and editor, Mia Malan, reflects on the last time SA hosted the conference and what to expect from this year's event.