Bhekisisa fellows receive intensive mentoring with regards to health reporting for three months at the M&G's health desk and then return to their home publications to apply their new skills. The objective of the fellowships is to contribute towards increasing the quality of health journalism on the continent.
We are not currently hosting fellows. This page will be updated as soon funding becomes available for new fellowships.
A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare.
Stereotyping prevents men who sleep with other men from accessing proper treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.