‘How COVID has affected my mental health as a doctor’

During epidemics doctors face moral dilemmas forcing them to make decisions against their conscience — such as...

#TeamBhekisisa: Research, data, spreadsheets & coffee — a day in the...

https://youtu.be/kzdJpSHgWvo How do you think about, measure and communicate impact as a donor-funded newsroom? — It’s all part of a day’s...

Seeing the forest for the trees with Cochrane South Africa: Forest...

Here’s a crash course for understanding meta-analyses and systematic reviews from Cochrane South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council.  ...

Why many South African mothers give up breastfeeding their babies so...

The long-term benefits of breastfeeding for children’s development led to recommendations for its exclusive adoption for the first six months of...

Is trust earned or given? Five COVID lessons for the NHI

COVID-19 brought the public and private health sectors together. But while the estranged bedfellows were making amends in the Western Cape,...

Life under Level 1: Here’s what international travel looks like

South Africa has partially re-opened its borders, as it moves to the lowest alert level of the national lockdown. Although international flights are now back on the table, there are going to be some changes. Here’s what you need to know before getting to the airport.

COVID-19 has increased hunger in SA. So what works best to...

South Africa’s expansion of social grants during lockdown was a good move — new evidence shows such cash transfers are effective in reducing food insecurity. But the country may need more of these and may also have to increase their amounts.

What does moral injury feel like? A guide for health workers

South African health workers have to make difficult treatment decisions every day, but epidemics make it worse. Go inside the moral...

[Watch it again] Moral injury & mental health: What COVID doctors...

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.

Has our COVID fight crippled our efforts to fight HIV and...

During the HIV pandemic, doctors were traumatised by the government’s indifference towards patients’ lack of access to treatment. In the case of COVID-19, some physicians say, they have to cope with the devastating consequences of most of the country’s health resources having been allocated to one disease.