State cancer patients have nowhere to turn, even if their cancer is treatable
In a new book, Redi Tlhabi reveals the woman behind the pseudonym and the price she paid for pursuing justice after accusing Jacob Zuma of rape.
Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN's crumbling system?
Making sex work safer can slow down the rate of new HIV infections and also address gender-based violence, studies have shown.
We take a look at some of the unlikely customers hitting up SA's breast milk banks.
Find out why cancer care in KwaZulu-Natal is on the brink of collapse.
It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test
One in two people living with HIV still aren’t on treatment, could DIY testing be the solution?
It’s time that evidence, not stigma, drive SA’s drug policies.
Despite our complicated relationship with it, our poo could one day power our cell phones, tablets and laptops.
Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
When new technology and an old tradition meet, they could help avert more than a million new HIV infections
Health workers brace for an increased need for palliative care as waiting lists grow.
More than three decades ago, HIV activists fought against mandatory testing. Now an old battle is finding new life.
South Africa is now home to more than 90 trained medical mediators, but there’s not much work to go around - yet.
Fikile Mbabalula, Bathabile Dlamini, Mduduzi Manana. Until Saturday, they all served in same cabinet - where
two ends of a
vicious circle meet.
A new study shows the dreadful reality of how the criminal justice system is failing victims of this 'priority crime' in SA.
New, never before conducted research reveals the road rape survivors and police walk to justice denied.
When Mark died, emergency services left his body on the pavement in central Pretoria for hours.
In 2016, 60% of women of 15 years or older living with HIV were on treatment. Less than half their male peers could say the same.
Studies show the odds are stacked against learners from poorer backgrounds, so why do some succeed where others fail?
It's not right that only black voices in health stories are those patients. Black medical researchers must also be heard in the media space.
All the rage in Finland, 'Moses baskets' could soon be coming to South African shores.
Sex workers in the country want their profession to be decriminalised so that they can access health services without being discriminated against.
Human rights and access to healthcare remain paramount in the country's response.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's long-touted claim may be misleading, reports Africa Check.
A draft bill is likely to virtually remove women’s access to safe abortions.
After almost two decades, the South African Law Reform Commission chose fiction over facts.
Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
The national health department says provinces have paid up but the head of lab services denies this.
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In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
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.