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Belinda Beresford

Belinda Beresford

    Riddles of race
    Riddles of race
    My son was learning to climb stairs the first time I saw him. He didn't bother looking higher than my knees as he intently heaved himself up for...
    'He owns me -- he paid for me'
    'He owns me -- he paid for me'
    Lebo Ramafoko is an executive at Soul City, the award-winning NGO that promotes social change through health education and awareness. Lebo is...
    A lethal cocktail
    A lethal cocktail
    Three-quarters of people with cholera will show little or no signs of disease, which means Zimbabwe may have thousands more people infected with...
    On the way down
    On the way down
    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a country in possession of economic growth will find the health of its citizens improving. But almost...
    A healthier future
    A healthier future
    Rarely in South Africa can a minister have come to power carrying such a weight of expectation as Barbara Hogan.
    A steady erosion
    A steady erosion
    HIV is thought to have a kill rate of close to 100%, higher than even the notorious haemorrhagic diseases such as Ebola. But, unlike such virulent...
    A virus by any other name is still a virus
    A virus by any other name is still a virus
    One of the most lethal viruses known to science has made its appearance in Africa, but naming it has been held up by political sensitivities.
    Safe babies, threatened mothers?
    Safe babies, threatened mothers?
    The most basic way of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV appears to cause resistance to one of the key anti-HIV drugs in women more...
    SA pioneers HIV+ transplant
    SA pioneers HIV+ transplant
    Two HIV-positive South Africans have received transplanted HIV-infected kidneys -- the first time in the world that a 'positive-to-positive”...
    SA goes large
    SA goes large
    Almost half of adult South Africans are too fat. The health risks are huge: heart-related illness, often triggered by obesity, is the second-biggest killer in the country. ...
    Hunting Virus X
    Hunting Virus X
    A virus new to humanity, or an old acquaintance dressed up in slightly new clothes, the disease that so far appears to have achieved a 100% kill...
    TB breakthrough a challenge to govt
    TB breakthrough a challenge to govt
    South African researchers have shown that deaths among people co-infected with HIV and TB could be more than halved by starting antiretroviral...