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South African guidelines for the testing and treatment of the new coronavirus

Author(s): National Institute for Communicable Diseases (David Anderson, Lucille Blumberg, Cheryl Cohen, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha, Shaheen Mehtar, Natalie Mayet, Jeremy Nel).Publication date: 27 MarchWhat:These are...
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Are you stuck at home with your abuser? This tool can help

This free tool will point you to gender-based violence services closest to you – no mobile data required.
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Child-friendly COVID messaging matters. Here’s how you can do it right

The new coronavirus has changed a lot about our lives and children haven’t been spared. Warnings about the coronavirus just before South Africa’s lockdown in...

Vaccines, mutations and data: Reporters, all your COVID-19 questions answered

Cochrane South Africa answers health reporters’ COVID questions in the fourth installment of their evidence-informed health media reporting webinar series.

Sorry, no scalp massages: Hairdresser rules under #level3lockdown

Itching to get your hair and nails done during lockdown? Well, now you can visit your stylist — but make sure to book an appointment and bring your mask.
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The search for an HIV vaccine paved the way for COVID jabs – Fauci

The first cases of Aids were recorded four decades ago this year. So many years later the fight is far from over, but there have been some huge victories nonetheless. Take a look back.

No masks, no school. Find out what the new school year looks like

Here’s what the rest of the school year will look like for learners in South Africa as the country continues to adjust to life with COVID-19.  
Having trouble finding a healthcare provider that gets you? You're not alone and the good news is there's help.

Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room

Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.

COVID lessons for South Africa’s National Health Insurance

What implementation lessons can we transfer from the country’s COVID vaccine roll-out to universal access to healthcare? We ask our panel of experts.

#SAElections2024: Does your party take health seriously? Use this tool to find out

Choosing the party whose health policies will serve you best for at least the next five years is a task we make easier with Bhekisisa’s online elections analysis tool, which will help you see the wood for the trees — cutting through the jargon and the politics.

How researchers found that a cheap steroid can reduce COVID-19 death rates

The RECOVERY trial in the UK has found that dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one third and those receiving oxygen by one fifth.

Bhekisisa wrapped: Our greatest hits from 2021

As the second year of coronavirus pandemic reporting draws to a close, the Bhekisisa team takes a look back at their favourite stories of the past twelve months.
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Level 3 lockdown: You can buy booze again, but there’s a catch. Read the...

On 1 June, South Africa will move to a level three COVID-19 lockdown. What does it mean for you? Read the regulations.
South Africa has the eighth highest rate of suicide in the world

‘Your life is altered, but it’s not the end’: Life with HIV, stigma and...

The dark days of the HIV pandemic are over, but patients still face social stigma. And emotional distress that can push them to stop treatment or even into a deep depression. Hear it first-hand from people who’ve lived it.

Back to school — again. Can parents decide to keep their children out of...

Learning continues under lockdown level 3 as the South African school year resumes, again. These department of basic education directives tell you what to expect for the rest of the school year.

How to bury someone who died of COVID-19

The health department has released directives outlining how patients who succumbed to COVID-19 are to be handled and buried.