Why are scientists testing a TB vaccine to see if it protects against COVID-19?

Research suggests that this TB jab could help with more than just TB. Now scientists are testing the vaccine to see if it will help protect the continent from COVID-19.

[ICYMI] South Africa moves down to level 1 — with restrictions

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South Africa will most probably move down to lockdown level 1 tonight. Watch President Cyril Ramaphosa live.
Football is coming home at last: Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Football is coming home at last: Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

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After almost two years, the nation comes together to watch the national football team play its first match on home turf.
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Gauteng homeless to shelter at schools during lockdown, school holidays may be scrapped

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With more than 300 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Gauteng continues to be the epicentre of the country's outbreak. Find out what the...
Want to write a story people won’t forget? [WATCH] this

Want to write a story people won’t forget? Watch this video

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When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
[WATCH] Will the National Health Insurance cost you more money?

[WATCH] Will the National Health Insurance cost you more money?

Can SA afford the NHI? And will you be able to keep seeing your doctor? Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez answers these and other questions.

[WATCH] Getting COVID: Is it safe to go to the movies and soccer stadiums?

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December holidays are upon us and so are family braais, going to the movies and sports events. But is it safe to do these things? Well, yes and no. It depends how many people there are, how far they’re sitting from each other and how much ventilation there is.
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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.

Health Beat #1 | Say hello to Bhekisisa’s new TV show — Health Beat

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Mia and Ayoade Alakija discuss the 2022 International Aids conference and how institutional racism in the global health system affects who gets to have a say in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A South African NGO is helping teen moms to stay in school, we bring you their stories. Finally we unpack how the South African government is going to hire experts to implement universal healthcare policy.
Why you shouldn't be ashamed of your period

Why you shouldn’t be ashamed of your period

When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.

[WATCH] Shots, symptoms and side effects: How regulators ensure the safety of COVID vaccines

Medicines regulators constantly monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines by tracking reactions among people who have gotten the jab. Each case is investigated to see if the symptoms are caused by the vaccine, in which case the response will be listed as a side effect.

Inside South Africa’s quest for an HIV vaccine in under two minutes

The Uhambo vaccine trial may be over but South Africa’s search for a jab that could prevent HIV globally isn’t.
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Think people should have access to abortion services? Help us make it happen

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