[Watch it again] New pills, new rules: What’s next for ARVs?
In this webinar, a panel of world-class experts discussed what South Africa's updated guidelines for how we use ARVs may look like.
Health Beat #3 | Meet the first SA women to get the anti-HIV jab
South Africa saw 200 000 new HIV infections in 2021, according to UNAids. A new injection called CAB-LA could be a game changer. It works better than a daily pill to prevent HIV infection — and only has to be taken once every two months.
How government plans to make medical negligence cheaper
Medical negligence claims have skyrocketed, making the health department responsible for R120-billion in payouts. Government is trying to reduce its liability by introducing the structured...
Is a safe, legal abortion a human right?
Abortions became legal in South Africa almost three decades ago. Yet we still have plenty of unsafe, illegal abortions. Why? Mia Malan speaks to physician Tlaleng Mofokeng in this podcast.
[Watch] Three myths about vasectomies busted
Myths and stigma linked to vasectomies often stop men from using the procedure to prevent pregnancy. This video unpacks these myths and why they’re false.
[WATCH] How do puberty blockers work? 4 questions answered
People with gender dysphoria are more anxious and depressed than those who don’t have this body discomfort. But that changes once people start gender-affirming treatment. Find out more here.
[WATCH] How to get mental health support – for half the price of a...
Registered counsellors can provide short-term talk therapy including trauma and grief counselling. Here’s where you can find these health workers.
What does lead poisoning do to your kid’s brain?
Children who are exposed to the toxic heavy metal, lead, are more likely to commit violent crime and to get lower scores on intelligence tests as adults. But experts and industry groups say the government isn’t doing enough to manage lead.
[WATCH] How we know that stricter gun laws work
In Colombia, researchers found that when two large cities made it illegal to carry a gun in public, the murder rate in those places dropped when compared to cities in that country that didn’t implement the ban.
[WATCH] How to keep teenagers on TB treatment
TB was the leading cause of death for teenagers between 2008 and 2018 in South Africa. Find out why and what we can do to make treatment more accessible to them in this short video.
[WATCH] How to stop South Africa’s codeine problem
More teens are showing up at drug treatment centres to kick a codeine habit. Some codeine products such as Stilpane are available over the counter without a prescription, so what can be done to prevent abuse? Find out in this video.
[WATCH] Books & babies: How to keep young mothers in school
We travelled to the North West for this video, where we spoke to a young mother who fell pregnant when she was 13, but managed to return to school after her pregnancy.
[WATCH] How to beat superbugs on a tight budget
Superbugs are fighting back and our state hospitals don’t have the right specialists or enough funding to stop more germs from becoming untreatable.
[WATCH] Where SA’s specialist doctors go when managers aren’t looking
Government hospitals face shortages of specialist doctors. To make it worse, not all of them are showing up to work.
[WATCH] Why SA’s running out of drugs to treat this superbug
Healthcare-associated infections occur when a person acquires an infection while they are admitted into a hospital. One of the most deadly is a bacterium that has developed resistance against three out of the four antibiotics we can use to treat it.
Health Beat #2 | [Exclusive interview] Could the world’s biggest state HIV fund be...
The United States government has appointed the first African head of its Aids fund, Pepfar. John Nkengasong, a Cameroonian virologist with US citizenship, will need to establish the potential impact of America’s change in abortion legislation on Pepfar funding rules.