Giving deaf babies the gift of language

Giving deaf babies the gift of language

Amy Green speaks to Carla Zille, a deaf mentor at Hi Hopes, about the importance of early intervention for the development of language in children.
Silicosis: A tragic history of rights violations

Silicosis: A tragic history of rights violations

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Courts ruled for compensation for gold miners affected by silicosis, but what about the impact years of caring for the sick had on women and children?
Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somaliland

Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somaliland

Women in Somaliland speak out about their experiences of female genital mutilation. One NGO that is working to eliminate this horrific practice.
E-cigarettes: Gimmick or healthier choice?

E-cigarettes: Gimmick or healthier choice?

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E-cigarettes are taking SA by storm, but are they really better than tobacco products? Michelle Solomon talks about her vaping experience.
Birth control: Which one's best for you?

Birth control: Which one’s best for you?

Former Bhekisisa reporter, Amy Green, explains what the top five forms of contraception on the continent are, and why.
No healthcare for refugees in SA

No healthcare for refugees in SA

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Refugees flee war-torn countries for SA, only to face more heartache and discrimination. Often their only hope lies with civil society.
Behind the tragic stories we cover

Behind the tragic stories we cover

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Ever wondered how journalists report on such horrific stories? Ina Skosana explains the process.
Pollsmoor Remand: "They treated us like animals"

Pollsmoor Remand: “They treated us like animals”

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

Close to death, but ‘no medication for foreigners’

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

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.
Kala azar: The killer disease nobody knows about.

Kala azar: The killer disease nobody knows about

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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.
Mobile tech: A malaria-fighting secret weapon for Africa?

Mobile tech: A malaria-fighting secret weapon for Africa?

Is mobile technology the malaria-fighting secret weapon Africa’s been waiting for?
Deconstructing science: What journalists want

Deconstructing science: What journalists want

Health journalist, Amy Green, headed to Nairobi to sit on a panel that judged how scientists communicate their ideas to the media and the world.
Bhekisisa: Why we’re here

Bhekisisa: Why we’re here

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Bhekisisa is expanding. We will tell Africa’s health stories and focus on solutions-based health journalism. Find out more here.
Donations pour in for Diepsloot rape centre

Donations pour in for Diepsloot rape centre

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The publication of a Mail & Guardian story has resulted in our readers helping Green Door, which counsels rape survivors