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Medical Miracles

Riveting stories about everyday South Africans and the innovative medical teams that have brought about miracles to help them.

About the Producer:

Barbara Friedman is an award winning investigative journalist working for many years in television on current affairs show 3rd Degree, Judge For Yourself, and as an enca news correspondent. She moved on to produce and direct true-life South African crime documentaries for the Fox Crime Africa series Case Files Africa and now works as an independent journalist and producer.

Articles
Mechanical heart device saves a ten-year-old boy

Mechanical heart device saves a ten-year-old boy

Philasande Dladla, the first child on the continent to undergo a lifesaving operation, receiving a Heartware Valve Assist Device.

Fibroid embolisation to save lives of millions of South Africa women!

Fibroid embolisation to save lives of millions of South Africa women!

Hear about a truly groundbreaking - and life changing - treatment that kills fibroids, with minimal invasion.

Mechanical hearts and the heart valve assist device

Mechanical hearts and the heart valve assist device

For decades the world focused on donor heart transplants as the solution for a failing heart. That was until the HVAD came along!

 Affordable IVF fertility treatment and healthy babies for HIV positive couples

Affordable IVF fertility treatment and healthy babies for HIV positive couples

How the Gynecology and Obstetrics unit at Tygerberg Hospital is offering affordable IVF to couples.

Life saving bone marrow transplants

Life saving bone marrow transplants

How SA's Bone Marrow Registry's ‘military style’ operation gets bone marrow from donor to patient in the crucial 72 hour window.

The world's first penile transplant successfully carried out in SA

The world's first penile transplant successfully carried out in SA

The partner of a young man who received the first donor penis soon fell pregnant and their got their first child.

How robotic surgery is being used to cure prostate cancer

How robotic surgery is being used to cure prostate cancer

Learn about a groundbreaking procedure from the Cape giving prostate cancer sufferers renewed hope.

How a toe-to-thumb transplant changed a man's life

How a toe-to-thumb transplant changed a man's life

A horrific accident sliced off a large part of a Cape Town man’s hand, leaving him with only one finger. Enter Dr Nick Kairinos...

How micro premature babies are being given a fighting chance

How micro premature babies are being given a fighting chance

Premature babies born sub 25 weeks are known as micro prems. Dr. Ricky Dipenaar specialises in the care of these tiny babies.