The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism is based at the Mail & Guardian newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa. We offer solutions-based reporting and opinion on health issues in Africa.
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Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.