Angelina Jolie takes on her biggest role — as a TB-sniffing rat

Angelina might just have saved a life. But is there science to prove it?


How to fund a failing health system

Tawanda Karombo, Adri Kotze

Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?


Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'

Adri Kotze

Could psychosocial programmes turn extremists into moderates?


Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos

Adri Kotze , Gitonga Njeru

Could a new manmade concoction of mundane odours stop malaria?


South Sudan is bleeding itself dry

Blood donations are scant in South Sudan as the process is frowned upon and treated with suspicion by locals.


People living with disabilities forced into marriage and sexual violence

Adri Kotze

A new report uncovers the sad stories of Tanzanians with albinism and disabilities.


Home visits give instant HIV results and data set to guide more than a dozen African countries’ programmes

Adri Kotze , Stephen Tsoroti

The population assessments of the epidemic in sub-Sahara yields information of benefit to patients and to each nation’s plan of action


Long queues tell Zimbabwe's story of economic crisis and failing healthcare

Tawanda Karombo, Adri Kotze

Many people can no longer afford hospital treatment and medication, and the number of those with medical aid has fallen by a third.


Six weighty figures to watch: The SA and global obesity epidemic in numbers

Adri Kotze

Numbers don't lie: A new report shows how people across the world keep piling on the kilos.