[LISTEN] Clueless about your period? There are consequences

[LISTEN] Clueless about your period? There are consequences

It may come round every month, but a lot of us still don't know how our menstrual cycle works, says reproductive health doctor, Tlaleng Mofokeng.
Why you should care about SA's new border detention centresvideo

Why you should care about SA’s new border detention centres

Civil society organisations warn that these centres could put migrants’ rights and health at risk. Joan van Dyk explains.
Why you should play with your childrenvideo

Why you should play with your children

Playtime isn't just about fun and games - find out why it's an important part of young children's development.
You can't treat what you can't count: No one knows how many people inject drugs in east and southern Africa.video

Why injecting a drug user’s blood into yourself will give you HIV instead of...

The 'bluetoothing' myth recently took the media by storm. We explain why it's all risk and no high.
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.
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South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak: How it spreads and what to do about it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=949UGw4NQ9U More than 100 cases of the new virus have been reported in South Africa. Find out what you can expect...
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.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

‘Do not violate the rights of our people’: Ramaphosa tells army ahead of lockdown

At midnight tonight, South Africa will become the latest country across the world to institute a national lockdown to control the...
Data-driven TB: Using the numbers to find SA's missing patientsvideo

Data-driven TB: Using the numbers to find SA’s missing patients

How community health workers and data can help South Africa get more TB patients on treatment.
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Are there really HIV drugs in nyaope?

We did a little digging and asked the questions you really want to know: Like can HIV medication really get you...
See what the world's largest HIV programme is planningvideo

See what the world’s largest HIV programme is planning

Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez takes you inside SA's national HIV and TB plan in just two minutes.
Want to influence policy? Here’s how to write an op-edvideo

Want to influence policy? Here’s how to write an op-ed

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gives tips on how to write health comment pieces without putting your reader to sleep.

Smoking vs vaping: Which one is worse?

Is vaping really safer than smoking? Take a look at what we really know about the recent craze some say could...
[LISTEN] How (not) to clean your vagina

[LISTEN] How (not) to clean your vagina

Our Mia Malan speaks to medical doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng about how to stay happy and healthy down there.
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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.
Could HIV treatment become as simple as a once-a-month injection?video

Could HIV treatment become as simple as a once-a-month injection?

If you're newly diagnosed with HIV the future of your treatment looks bright.