Without accurate data, maginalised groups risk being left behind - again.
Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.
Every dollar spent on vaccines brings a 16-fold return on investment — and up to $44 for every dollar if broader benefits are taken into account.
The global body heeds calls by SA health minister Aaron Motsoaledi for high-level meeting on age-old killer.
Fact may be stranger than science fiction as artificial intelligence moves into consulting rooms.
Campaigners warn the reinstatement of a policy cutting aid to organisations that offer abortion services will devastate family planning.
Many Ugandans were once refugees themselves. Now, they are 'paying back the good' and making their country one of the best in the world for refugees.
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.
Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.
Thousands of women are lured from Nigeria to Italy annually by the promise of a new life, only to find themselves trapped in the sex trade.
As the death toll rises, we look at the people, the policies and the politicians at the centre of this national tragedy.
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.