Bhekisisa Team

16 sites on 17 February: Eight things you should know about SA’s J&J vaccine roll-out

Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will arrive in South Africa on Tuesday and be taken to 16 sites where healthcare workers will be vaccinated

Johnson & Johnson vaccines could arrive in South Africa next week

We spoke to experts, looked at the data and relistened to the health department’s briefings to break down the revised roll-out plan

Inside George Mukhari hospital’s second wave

The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism and James Oatway visited George Mukhari academic hospital to document the second-wave realities experienced by doctors and nurses

The quest for the (vaginal) ring

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa but popping a pill every day to stay HIV-negative may not be for everyone

A new smoke signal: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?

Could companies’ wooing of social media influencers be just a clever ploy to get around the country’s tobacco advertising ban?

How one project is finally helping reduce the risk of suicide among teens

When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one of the world's largest studies.

Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety

Health workers in Mpumalanga fear for their lives because of crime and unsafe buildings

What are Echo Trial results does Depo-Provera birth control shot increase risk of HIV

For 25 years, scientists have wondered whether the Depo-Provera could increase people’s risk of contracting HIV. Today, we find out if it does.

After Echo: ‘Why the study results scare me’

We've proven Depo Provera doesn't make it easier to contract HIV. But African women are still left with too few contraceptive choices.

BREAKING: Study confirms this popular birth control does not increase your HIV risk

We now know the answer after more than 25 years of guessing, but will women believe it?

[WATCH LIVE] Blessers, blessees & HIV: SA’s risky relations and what to do about them

Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference.

BREAKING: How this KZN town used ARVs to cut new HIV infections by 83%

Small town, big goals: Eshowe has become one of the first SA communities to put enough people on HIV treatment to reduce new infections in the area.

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