Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.
This year wasn’t pretty but from its ashes may rise important scientific advances that could change the course of history.
Warning, this article contains sensitive details about Father Christmas. Kids, look away.
Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.
Could a new manmade concoction of mundane odours stop malaria?
The ability to bear children continues to decide many women's social standing and inheritance.
Nearly 90% of terminations of pregnancies are performed in developing countries.
Mia Malan answers six important questions about the HIV prevention pill in three minutes.
Planning for a baby? Before deciding on a birth plan, find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
One tiny protein may hold the secret to ending the HIV pandemic.
Could do-it-yourself birth control injections take off in South Africa?
Science knows more than ever about how to use HIV treatment to prevent new infections but will it be enough to end Aids?
Figure out your odds of falling pregnant via in vitro fertilisation with this new online calculator
The US remains one of the leading funders of global health but will this change on president-elect Donald Trump’s watch?
Drinking four glasses of wine a day can increase your chances of getting breast cancer by about 50%.
Children need more than books to flourish at school. De-worming may be one of the most cost-effective ways to increase school participation in Africa.
Kenya has become the first country in the world to introduce TB treatment tailor made for children.
Tastier kid-friendly tablets will help take the guess work out of treating Kenya's tiniest TB patients.
Will the world act now to be ready for the next big outbreak?
It's not yet known why prostate cancer affects black men worse than their white counterparts, but if you're a black man over 40, get yourself checked.
Blood donations are scant in South Sudan as the process is frowned upon and treated with suspicion by locals.
Malan won for her long-form piece, “Diepsloot: Where men think it’s their right to rape.”
A study conducted among almost 200 South African children is the largest of its kind.
A new report uncovers the sad stories of Tanzanians with albinism and disabilities.
Bathrooms, pronouns and growing up in a binary world. Mia Malan speaks to Demelza Bush about being genderqueer.
The population assessments of the epidemic in sub-Sahara yields information of benefit to patients and to each nation’s plan of action
A number of small studies have been conducted in African countries on the effect of menstruation on girls’ school attendance.
New United Nations report calls for drug companies to spill closely held secrets and patent reforms.
Kenyans could be the ones to show the world a new alternative to fossil fuels - and you won’t believe where it comes from.
New evidence has spurred a large, multi-country study and an international meeting on the matter but will answer come soon enough for women?
More than 200 newly qualified doctors may be left with worthless degrees if provinces can't raise funds for internship positions
South Africa is one of just 23 countries globally that supports HIV self-testing. Find out how to take an HIV test at home.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.