‘If government can give us flavoured condoms

‘If government can give us flavoured condoms, it can give us free pads’

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Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.

Me & My unplanned pregnancy

This is the second podcast in our ‘Me & My’ series with Dr Sindi van Zyl. In this episode Dr Sindi answers all our questions about what you should do if you’re pregnant.

[PODCAST] Money troubles: Why SA can’t afford COVID vaccines for children 5 to 11

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The health department won’t buy any more COVID vaccines this year. That includes Sinopharm, Sinovac and jabs for children.

[PODCAST] The art of telling stories that empower readers

Read the full podcast transcript here: https://www.scribd.com/document/431697727/PODCAST-SCRIPT-The-Art-of-Telling-Stories-That-Empower-Readers

[LISTEN] Why people who got the smallpox vaccine are less likely to get monkeypox

South Africa's second monkeypox case was confirmed on Tuesday — a 32-year old man from Cape Town. The first case was confirmed on June 22 and was a male, 30, from Johannesburg. Neither of them have a travel history.

Is it time to buy a cloth mask?

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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.

[PODCAST] X marks the spot: Mapping our way to better health

A small private healthcare clinic on a farm in Delmas is paving the way for better patient care using new data technology.
A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves

A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves

In the late 2000s, a trio of businessmen smuggled expired ARVs from Africa into Europe and sold them at a 4 000% markup. This is why it's news now.
Zika: What you need to know

Zika: What you need to know

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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.
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.
[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.

Has lockdown worked so far?

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World renowned scientist, Salim Abdool Karim, says yes. Here's why.
[PODCAST] Each one teach one: Doctors

[PODCAST] Old rites, new ways: How traditional healers were able to diagnose more patients...

Medical doctors and traditional healers often struggle to trust each other. But in this rural KZN community they learned how to work together.
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.

Will South Africa’s younger population lead to fewer COVID-19 deaths?

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Across the world, the new coronavirus has hit the elderly the hardest. But in a relatively young South Africa, could age work in our favour?

[LISTEN] How to interpret South Africa’s Omicron data

In this podcast, Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gets to the bottom of the most common questions asked about South Africa’s fourth wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections driven by the Omicron variant. Her guest is Waasila Jassat of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.