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UN attacks 'ghastly' conditions in Libya migrant detention centres
UN attacks 'ghastly' conditions in Libya migrant detention centres
On Friday, the United Nations (UN) attacked horrific conditions in migrant detention centres in Libya, with dozens dying from tuberculosis and...
Pelebox: A cure for clinic queues
Pelebox: A cure for clinic queues
‘You think about how you’ve got this disease that you’re managing and that disease is a challenge, but you have decided to say: ‘You know...
Hachimoji DNA: Stirring debate
Hachimoji DNA: Stirring debate
The incredibly complex genetic codes of all living things on Earth are written with a simple four-letter alphabet: A, C, G and T. These letters are...
A poison by any other name
A poison by any other name
A young man in his 30s came to see me, desperately wanting to save his marriage.
Museum of Lungs: A fight to survive
Museum of Lungs: A fight to survive
The play Museum of Lungs charts the story of a woman living and working in Johannesburg, who is dealing with the aftermath of a devastating medical diagnosis and demands your attention as soon as the lights go down....
Angelina Jolie takes on her biggest role — as a TB-sniffing rat
Angelina Jolie takes on her biggest role — as a TB-sniffing rat
Oblivious to the cameras and probing eyes, Angelina Jolie sniffs hard, her nostrils flaring. She is in heroine mode. Moving swiftly in the glass...
SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free
SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free
Drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceutical won’t charge South Africa for using its new tuberculosis (TB) drug in a pilot programme, but South Africa’s...
Will the latest TB drug reach South Africa in time?
Will the latest TB drug reach South Africa in time?
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned that registration delays could hamstring the South African government’s efforts to introduce the new...
Finally, TB pills for children
Finally, TB pills for children
At the sight of the pills, Ivy Wanjiku flings her arms around her mother’s neck, her small body trembling.
[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa
[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa
'What bothered me the most was when a sick person got into the taxi and you saw how the people around them would discriminate against them. They...

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