Pollsmoor Remand: "They treated us like animals"

Pollsmoor Remand: “They treated us like animals”

Former detainees tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases like TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town facility.

[Watch it again] Why TB and HIV deaths may increase during COVID-19

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What will happen to HIV and TB under COVID-19? Our editor-in-chief Mia Malan spoke to an excellent panel to answer this question.
Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa

Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa

People with albinism in Malawi face kidnapping and mutilation because of misguided beliefs that they can bring wealth.

[WATCH] Books & babies: How to keep young mothers in school

We travelled to the North West for this video, where we spoke to a young mother who fell pregnant when she was 13, but managed to return to school after her pregnancy.

WATCH LIVE: Zweli Mkhize unveils the National Health Insurance Bill

WATCH LIVE: Zweli Mkhize unveils the National Health Insurance Bill
What do South Africans want in a condom?

What do South Africans want in a condom?

Flavoured and studded? Scented and smooth? Find out what South Africans' condom of choice would be.
How to prevent HIV with a pill

Health Hub | Why is J&J moving at a snail’s pace with our vaccine...

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We speak to MSF on why J&J is so slow to deliver SA's vaccines and we also discuss the HIV prevention pill with Linda-Gail Bekker and Yogan Pillay.

[WATCH] ‘I’m a warrior’: How the anti-HIV injection empowers young women

An anti-HIV injection called CAB-LA has just been approved by South Africa’s medicines regulator, and the health department says it could be in clinics by August 2023 — but only if the price is right. In Cape Town, more than 200 women have been using the two-monthly jab as part of a study. We spoke to three of them.
Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Finding my father's grave

Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Finding my father’s grave

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Time is running out for hundreds of families who may never find the final resting place of loved ones lost to Ebola.
The Zika link: Small heads and brains

The Zika link: Small heads and brains

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The causal link between Zika and foetal abnormalities has been confirmed.
#AIDS2016: Mia Malan tells you what to expect from this year's conference

#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.

What is herd immunity anyway? Here’s how many people South Africa should vaccinate

At the start of the year, the health department unveiled its plan to vaccinate 40-million South Africans as part of a three-phase roll-out. They said 67% of the population would need to be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity. Here’s why ending COVID is not that simple.

[WATCH] The right people are getting into medical school: More than 90% of medical...

The pass rate for medical students is much higher than for other high entry requirement degrees such as engineering and biology. This video explains why.
[VIDEO] How to clear your fridge of listeria

[VIDEO] How to clear your fridge of listeria

Joan van Dyk tells you what to bin and how in under two minutes.

eThembeni residents living in excrement: ‘We are citizens too’

It's been over two months since a sewage pipe burst, leaving people living in this area to face serious health hazards. But the City of Cape Town is unwilling to assist.

#BhekisisaDiaries: How GBV creeps into any South African news story

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Go behind the scenes with two of Bhekisisa’s most seasoned reporters as they explain what it’s like to cover some of South Africa’s most harrowing stories.