Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition.
For decades, we’ve struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?
Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it.
By the age of 10, children’s ideas about gender, relationships and violence are largely set in stone.
The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies.
This country's president just told public schools to kick out teen mothers, tens of thousands of whom have already lost out on education.
Angelina might just have saved a life. But is there science to prove it?
Playtime isn't just about fun and games - find out why it's an important part of young children's development.
Older antibiotic staples are no longer moneymakers. But as modern bugs evolve to outwit them, very few new drugs are ready to take their place.
When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.
Children who experience discrimination may be more at risk of mental and physical ill-health.
Experts suggest that banning corporal punishment in the home could lead to a less violent society. Joan van Dyk explains.
More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
Researchers have shown that monetary incentives lead to infants being immunised on time.
More than 383 000 people have fled to Uganda since July when violence resumed in the South Sudanese capital of Juba.
Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.
In Kenya, nocturnal HIV clinics attract sex workers and truck drivers, because they keep the same hours as their clients
The quest for better working conditions leaves striking doctors with a tough decision but they might not have to choose.
A single daily tablet could slash your risk of HIV infection, could it be for you?
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
New research may have finally answered an old question.
Curious about water births and why they're becoming more popular? We give you the basics in under 2 minutes.
Did you know that 'bluetoothing' puts you at risk of contracting multiple bloodborne diseases and it doesn't even get you high?
Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition. Never heard of it? You're not alone.
The process could transform manufacturing and help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces.
With crime rates high and no efficient emergency number available, an app developed by a student aims to make people in Kenya feel safer.
Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.
Without accurate data, maginalised groups risk being left behind - again.
Go inside the international network of women willing to break the law to give people access to termination of pregnancy services.
Until now, the national and provincial health departments have not been able to say where services are provided. Here's how we found them.
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.