Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia’s doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind.
When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways.
Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people.
Why the World Bank may have peddled some dodgy facts about this mental health condition.
Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?
Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus.
Open defecation is a reality for many people around the world. Here's what it translates to.
Our Mia Malan speaks to medical doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng about how to stay happy and healthy down there.
When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
Do you know what the law says about rape in South Africa? Our Mia Malan explains the legal ins and outs in three minutes.
Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore.
International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world’s malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark?
In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers
We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it.
For nearly three decades, a thriving sex-trafficking industry has been operating between Nigeria and Italy. Can this woman help break the chain?
Thanks to a pioneering project survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide now live side by side in 'reconciliation villages'.
Nearly 2 million unwanted pregnancies and thousands of deaths would have been prevented had Trump not pulled funding for reproductive health.
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.
A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare.
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.
Almost 100 Gauteng mental health patients died after MEC Qedani Mahlangu's disastrous decision, the health ombud has found.
The Bill is the first step towards learning how the government plans to fund its shift towards universal health care.
When he was the Gauteng Health MEC, Brian Hlongwa brought the department to its knees, the Special Investigations Unit has found.
New legislation will abolish co-payments and may look to go after medical aid scheme reserves.
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.