Saving Soweto

Stratos Sundays 2.30pm; TTV Auckland Tuesdays 3.30am; TTV Wellington Mondays 7.30pm

Al Jazeera reveals the inside workings of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, the only hospital in South Africa’s biggest township. Known affectionately as “Bara”, the hospital is the largest in the world sprawling over 173 acres, 429 buildings and 10km of corridor. There are more than 3,000 beds to serve a population of about four million. In eight episodes Al Jazeera follows doctors and nurses as they deal with a multitude of health issues affecting Soweto’s black population and finds out what motivates with little recognition.

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