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[WATCH] Starry nights over city lights: Why this doctor wants to work in rural...

Doctor Thulani Ngwenya has no plans to leave his job at Bethesda Hospital near Ubombo in rural KwaZulu-Natal for a post in a city....

[WATCH] Moral injury & mental health: What COVID doctors can learn from HIV

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.

[WATCH] A dummy’s guide to COVID vaccine approvals

South Africa’s medicine regulator is working to approve COVID-19 vaccines quickly, but the process won’t skip any important steps.
Men

Men, booze and rape: What’s the link?

Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
Cuban doctors land

[WATCH] Mkhize: Incoming Cuban doctors should not be seen as a threat to anyone’s...

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize discusses the next phase of the country's response to COVID-19, including the lockdown and technical assistance from Cuba in the form of more than 150 health experts and doctors. Plus, health MECs update the country on the state of provincial responses in this briefing.
Could HIV treatment become as simple as a once-a-month injection?

Could HIV treatment become as simple as a once-a-month injection?

If you're newly diagnosed with HIV the future of your treatment looks bright.

#TeamBhekisisa: Corn cakes & lead poisoning: Spend a day with reporter Jesse Copelyn

How does Jesse Copelyn decide on the topics of his articles? Find out here.

[WATCH] How does cholera spread?

Cholera is caused by bacteria that normally comes from the faeces of an infected person. Here’s how you can protect yourself.
Love in the time of Ebola: A story of love and connection in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Love in the time of Ebola: A story of love and connection in post-Ebola...

For six months Bankolay Turay and his sweetheart could only communicate via phone and text as the the Ebola crisis swept across West Africa.

[WATCH] COVID EVICTIONS: ‘We’re humans, not pigs’

When a naked Bulelani Qolani was dragged out of his Khayelitsha shack in June, it wasn’t the first eviction residents like him experienced — and it won’t be the last. But where must they go?

Health Beat #14 | Can we afford to not afford it? Why SA can’t...

Since fewer people are using condoms, we need more ways to prevent HIV. HIV prevention pills are free at government clinics, but the catch is that you have to take them every day. A two-monthly jab and monthly vaginal ring could change the game, but can the state afford them? Watch this Health Beat episode to find out.
How to use a before-and-after-sex pill to protect you from HIV - if you’re a gay man

How to use a before-and-after-sex pill to protect you from HIV – if you’re...

Men who have sex with men can now take PrEP before and after sex and be protected from HIV. Here's how it works.
Precarious politicking: What the law says about foreigners and healthcare in SA

Precarious politicking: What the law says about foreigners and healthcare in SA

Did you know that anyone hailing from SADC has the right to be treated just like a South African?

Health Beat #5 | ‘We’ve lost many sisters’: Why SA sex workers’ lives could...

South Africa’s justice department plans to scrap old laws that make it a crime to sell or buy sex. This could make life safer for workers because they should be able to report crimes to the police — in theory.
[WATCH] Would you use reusable pads?

[WATCH] Would you use reusable pads?

Reusable pads are cheaper and better for the environment, but are you willing to try them?

Why your toilet water is turned into drinking water — and which provinces get...

Is the water in your tap safe? What about cleaning that in storage tanks? In this Health Beat interview, Mia Malan speaks to environmental scientist Ayesha Laher about the state of South Africa’s water systems, how you can test your water for germs and what you should do if your water isn’t clean.