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    Migrants in South Africa have access to healthcare: why it’s kicking...

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    A political storm has erupted in South Africa after a video went viral showing the health minister for the Limpopo province – which borders...

    “Stock-outs” – barrier to women’s sexual and reproductive health rights says...

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    A new report from the Stop Stock-outs Project (SSP) has found that contraceptives now represent the biggest share of medicine stockouts. The report emerged...

    After 10 years in camps in Myanmar, Rohingya mental health continues...

    In 2012, when violence erupted between Rohingya and Rakhine communities, Zaw Rina’s home in Pauktaw town was burned down. She was forced to flee...

    The Roe v Wade decision: young South Africans share their thoughts

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    On June 24, the US Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v Wade which was a ruling passed in 1979 ensuring abortions were constitutionally...

    Supporting women with mental ill-health in pregnancy and after birth: lessons...

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    Women in low- and middle-income countries experience high levels of common mental disorders – anxiety and depression – during pregnancy and the first year...

    Monkeypox: Here’s what you need to know 

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    On June 23, the first monkeypox case was confirmed in South Africa. It was confirmed by the department of health in a 30-year-old man...

    Explained: The Abortion legislation in South Africa

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    Recently there has been a lot of discussion and panic around abortion rights. This due to the possibility of the overturning of the Roe...

    Doctors are having to bring food for patients at Bara Hospital

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    Food supplies run out and medical waste piles up as hospital reaches “crisis point” 10 March 2022 | By Masego Mafata News | Gauteng Doctors are bringing lunch for patients at...

    Open Letter to Moderna CEO and Chair

    Dear Stephan Bancel and Noubar Afeyan  Civil society groups in South Africa call on Moderna to immediately withdraw the mRNA vaccine patents it has filed...

    HIV/TB: a film made during Eh!woza’s Learner Doccies programme

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    HIV/TB was produced by high-school learners (grade 9 and 10) during Eh!woza’s Learner Doccies programme. The film juxtaposes the personal impact of HIV and...

    Mandatory vaccinations in workplaces are taking effect in South Africa

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    South African cellphone giant MTN is the latest company that has introduced mandatory vaccinations for all its employees. There have been questions around the...

    The importance of World AIDS Day

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    HIV/AIDS remains a major public health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. There were almost 37.7 million people globally living with HIV...

    Are new COVID variants like Omicron linked to low vaccine coverage?...

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    The emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern, Omicron, has reignited global discussions of vaccine distribution, virus mutation, and immunity against new virus...

    Mixed reactions to SA universities’ vaccine mandates

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    Several South African universities have announced they will be adopting a mandatory vaccination policy. The universities are the University of Free State (UFS), University...

    9 myths about mental health and illness

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    There are many myths and stigmas about mental health and illness due to a lack of understanding. Mental illnesses are real diseases that affect...

    Mental health and illness explained

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    Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health globally. Nearly one billion people live with a mental disorder/mental illness. Mental...

    We can’t banish COVID-19. But we can end the pandemic with...

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    South Africa’s daily rate of new infections has been on a steady decline for some time. But, truth be told, a fourth wave is...

    3 reasons why we need a Waiver on monopolies of ALL...

    One year ago, and seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, India and South Africa put forward the TRIPS Waiver proposal: a groundbreaking solution to...

    “Flow: The Book about Menstruation” should be mandatory reading

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    Flow: the book about menstruation is an informative and empowering book about menstruators. Written by Pontsho Pilane, Candice Chirwa and Karen Jeynes, it’s a...

    Sports talent goes undiscovered as poverty and inequality grows

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    Tatjana Schoenmaker, South Africa’s gold-medal-girl, acted as a beacon of hope for the country when she proved to be the best breaststroke swimmer the...