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Faranaaz Parker

Faranaaz Parker

Faranaaz Parker is a reporter for the Mail & Guardian. She writes on everything from pop science to public health, and believes South Africa needs carbon taxes and more raging feminists. When she isn't instagramming pictures of her toddler or obsessively checking her Twitter, she plays third-person shooters on Xbox Live.
Libya's war kills little children in need of heart surgery
Libya's war kills little children in need of heart surgery
A terrified TajAdeen Hussein lay under the blinding lights of the hospital bed. His tiny chest was cracked open, a mess of tubes and equipment...
Truth about cataracts is plain to see: They can be treated
Truth about cataracts is plain to see: They can be treated
Madagascar's ministry of health announced last month that it would be including cataract surgery in its universal healthcare programme. This means...
Angola's yellow fever outbreak: vaccines desperately needed
Angola's yellow fever outbreak: vaccines desperately needed
Angola is currently experiencing the biggest yellow fever outbreak the country has seen in 30 years. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),...
User-friendly TB drugs for children could be on their way
User-friendly TB drugs for children could be on their way
Every parent knows about the battle to get toddlers to take their medication when they're ill. Imagine the same battle, each day for six months or...
Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases
Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases
A cost-effective, quick urine test for tuberculosis (TB) could save lives, but it isn't a silver bullet.
A jab controls sandfly bite killer fever, but not in South Sudan
A jab controls sandfly bite killer fever, but not in South Sudan
With medical advances and international co-operation, some countries have made great strides in treating and even eliminating certain disease....
TB drug priced out of reach
TB drug priced out of reach
A promising new tuberculosis (TB) drug produced by the Japanese pharmaceutical company, Otsuka, will be made available to developing countries -...
Crib notes: Popi is here for you
Crib notes: Popi is here for you
The Protection of Personal Information Bill (Popi) on Tuesday received the stamp from Parliament's and the president. Now financial institutions around the country will be scrambling to protect themselves and your data. But what does the Bill mean for you and me?...
Riah Phiyega: Failure and dashed hopes
Riah Phiyega: Failure and dashed hopes
When Phiyega wrote an essay for the...
Mid-term budget speech 2013: Gordhan cuts the fat
Mid-term budget speech 2013: Gordhan cuts the fat
The minister dedicated a significant portion of his medium-term budget speech outlining plans to...
Teens, feel free to get your freak on
Teens, feel free to get your freak on
"It's official: Teens can kiss and have sex," was one of the headlines seen after the Constitutional Court ruled that sections of the...
Concourt slaps down 'unconstitutional' sections of Sexual Offences Act
Concourt slaps down 'unconstitutional' sections of Sexual Offences Act
The Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down two sections of the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Amendment Act that made it...