An injection to prevent HIV in women is a “game-changer” say researchers

An injection to prevent HIV in women is a “game-changer” say researchers

A new study shows that a long-acting injection is 89% more effective than oral PrEP medication in preventing HIV in women. Hailed as a game-changer, the study could prevent stigma and increase adherence to treatment.

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Lockdown and Covid-19 risk affected Soweto residents’ mental health, study shows

Lockdown and Covid-19 risk affected Soweto residents’ mental health, study shows

A new study shows the mental toll of the Covid-19 pandemic. Residents in Soweto displayed symptoms of depression, directly linked to their perception of risk to contracting the coronavirus.

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Five things the mid-term budget tells us about the healthcare system

Five things the mid-term budget tells us about the healthcare system

While Covid-19 has affected the economy, the pandemic has also presented important lessons. These are the key takeaways for the health sector.

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The Gauteng’s health department’s legacy of troubled leadership

The Gauteng’s health department’s legacy of troubled leadership

The recent corruption into personal protective equipment tenders brought into sharp focus corruption in the health department. A look further into the department’s leadership reveals a disturbing legacy of corruption and mismanagement.

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Abortion services a phone call away, from the comfort of your home

Abortion services a phone call away, from the comfort of your home

The Covid-19 lockdown warranted self-administered abortions, with women unable to reach a clinic. It also brought home the advantages of this more autonomous abortion method.

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Nehawu says picket was just a “warning shot” with more strike action planned over Covid-19 safety

Nehawu says picket was just a “warning shot” with more strike action planned over Covid-19 safety

Union Nehawu is planning a strike in the health sector this week. The action will highlight the need for safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, says union.

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A soldier in the war on HIV/Aids now battles Covid-19

A soldier in the war on HIV/Aids now battles Covid-19

Fatima Hassan is a lawyer who fought for the rights of South Africans during the HIV/Aids pandemic. Now, she’s preparing to fight another pandemic: Covid-19.

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