New research may have finally answered an old question.
Every year, almost 500 000 people in South Africa develop TB and only half will ever be cured - see why.
Journalism does not begin or end with free speech, we have an ethical obligation not to give platform for abhorrent views in the name of free speech.
Curious about water births and why they're becoming more popular? We give you the basics in under 2 minutes.
A new pilot programme launched Friday will allow at least 200 people to access the latest treatment worth hundreds of thousands of rand.
New drug combinations tested in the country may be a lifeline to those with TB most unlikely to survive it.
A doctor shortage in war-torn Mozambique paved the way for a new breed of surgeons that have slashed deaths among new mothers.
Contraception may be finally coming to a secondary school near you.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
No national database of legal abortion providers in South Africa existed – so Bhekisisa made one.
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
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Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.
A deal brokered with the health department guarantees free access but for how long?
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition. Never heard of it? You're not alone.
Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
The process could transform manufacturing and help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces
Poor handling practices as well as storage, cooking equipment and fridges - and rats - increase the risk of food poisoning.
Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.
New Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa speaks about the Life Esidimeni tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 94 mental health patients.
Gauteng health department hopes to avoid legal battle as more bodies are discovered.
Without accurate data, maginalised groups risk being left behind - again.
Find out when you can terminate a pregnancy and who should be doing it.
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Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.
Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.
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.
In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities.
Here are three ways to tell whether or not you might be going for an abortion at an illegitimate practitioner.
Much is made of alleged shortages in doctors’ posts but clinical associates rarely gets a mention, says professional association.
Most were abducted, others chose to go but all have to face the stigma and hope for acceptance.
The South African department of health's free condoms go head-to-head with the name brand competition.
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.