The anti-HIV jab has been approved in SA, says Sahpra. Here’s...

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South Africa’s medicine regulator has registered CAB-LA, a new anti-HIV jab. But for how much will drugmaker ViiV Healthcare sell it to the government? We asked them in our TV programme, Health Beat.

4 ways to make it easy to take the HIV prevention...

The Aurum Institute is making it easier for people to access HIV prevention medication.Their project includes a screening tool and support groups, and has already reached over 100 000 people.

Health Beat #3 | Meet the first SA women to get...

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.

If the price is right: The anti-HIV jab could be in...

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South Africa’s medicines regulator will announce a decision on the approval of a two-monthly HIV prevention jab within days. If the shot is approved, the health department could start rolling it out on a large scale within nine months — but that depends on the injection’s price.

Why these health workers are spending their lives in South Africa’s...

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Rural hospitals and clinics struggle to attract or retain senior healthcare professionals. Health workers who grew up in rural towns can plug the gap as they are more likely to work at facilities in far-flung places than their urban counterparts.

Good, bad & ugly: How SA’s fight against GBV & femicide...

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Between April 2020 and September 2022, 988 women were killed by their intimate partners, police data shows. In about the same time, the government achieved just 1 in 5 of the targets in its action plan to fight gender-based violence and femicide.

What’s pleasure got to do with sex ed? This project shows...

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The International Planned Parenthood Federation’s digital campaign Treasure Your Pleasure is using an evidence-based sex-positive approach to educate young Africans about safe sex.

‘Today I’m a nurse, a cleaner, a clerk & a plumber’:...

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Doctors at Africa’s biggest hospital were left scrambling on Tuesday when they had to work without nurses, admin clerks or service staff. Find out how it played out at Chris Hani Baragwanath.

How government plans to make medical negligence cheaper

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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...

Go inside SA’s biggest hospital during a national strike

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Bhekisisa health reporter Jesse Copelyn is inside Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, where nurses have downed tools as part of a national strike – the third labour action for 2022.