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.
More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
Lay counsellors are being trained to assist a handful of psychiatrists to deal with the minds of Nigerians racked by Boko Haram terror
Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.
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.
War-torn Somalia spent more than two decades without a working Parliament, so why are Somalis happier than South Africans?
Curious about water births and why they're becoming more popular? We give you the basics in under 2 minutes.
Gladys has hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the most deadly non-communicable disease in the world.
Could psychosocial programmes turn extremists into moderates?
Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.
Eighty two of the Chibok school girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago, have been released. But what now?
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition. Never heard of it? You're not alone.
A father speaks out about the terrible conditions his son died in after being removed from state-funded hospital care at Life Esidimeni.
Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.
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.
Much is made of alleged shortages in doctors’ posts but clinical associates rarely gets a mention, says professional association.
The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.
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.