Former ward counsillor Shaun Wilkinson has told residents to stop handing out food to the homeless after he mistakenly blamed the death of a child from diarrheal disease on a man searching for food in a bin. Experts say Wilkinson’s comments are abhorrent and demonstrate dangerously little knowledge of how disease actually spreads.
The publication of a Mail & Guardian story has resulted in our readers helping Green Door, which counsels rape survivors
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In a world where transgender people face stigma and discrimination every day, these clinics are trying to make their lives easier.
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The causal link between Zika and foetal abnormalities has been confirmed.
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Bhekisisa asked 29 doctors and nurses about their fears, access to protective gear and whether they’ve been tested for COVID-19
For six months Bankolay Turay and his sweetheart could only communicate via phone and text as the the Ebola crisis swept across West Africa.
Here are three ways to tell whether or not you might be going for an abortion at an illegitimate practitioner.
Every year the folks over at Madwaleni Hospital host The Rolling Hills Races for people living with disabilities.
How community health workers and data can help South Africa get more TB patients on treatment.
Some South Africans are making a lot of noise about the ban on alcohol sales during the country's COVID-19 response. So why did the country go dry? Take a look at the numbers behind the decision.
Find out how to apply for the new COVID-19 grant.
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.
In this webinar, Bhekisisa editor, Mia Malan, is in conversation with an Eastern Cape COVID doctor, HIV physician and a psychiatrist about the mental health challenges epidemics pose to health workers.