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.
Having a chronic illness can raise your risk of depression. For diabetics, the blood sugar high and lows of everyday life take an extra toll.
The global body heeds calls by SA health minister Aaron Motsoaledi for high-level meeting on age-old killer.
Water births are a growing phenomenon in South Africa and globally. But this birth method is controversial – scientific evidence is lacking.
The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.
Almost 100 Gauteng mental health patients died after MEC Qedani Mahlangu's disastrous decision, the health ombud has found.
A father speaks out about the terrible conditions his son died in after being removed from state-funded hospital care at Life Esidimeni.
Fact may be stranger than science fiction as artificial intelligence moves into consulting rooms.
How does your drinking affect your sex life? And can HIV infection be linked to alcohol consumption? Mia Malan gives you the facts.
Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders
Two years of HIV self-testing in Malawi have shown no cases of suicide, intimate partner violence or self-harm.
The health department says the problems with placements are overstated but experts wonder if provincial budgets are coping with rising costs.
The health department calls arrests 'unfortunate' after senior officials spend night trying to get workers out of cells.
Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.
Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.
A new injectable drug could change the face of HIV prevention and the revolution might start right here in South Africa.
Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.
Prostate cancer accounts for nearly a quarter of all cancers in black men. Find out how to protect yourself and the ones you love.
This year wasn’t pretty but from its ashes may rise important scientific advances that could change the course of history.
Make sure that you and your family don't end up as statistics of this festive season.
Warning, this article contains sensitive details about Father Christmas. Kids, look away.
A national policy on sexual assault has been in draft form for years. Now, the country now has the chance to put survivors of sexual violence first.
South Africa is one of just 23 countries globally that supports HIV self-testing. Find out how to take an HIV test at home.
When Thami Mabuza found a lump in his chest, he never could have imagined it was breast cancer.
A new study argues a teacher's health habits could influence pupils'choices.
The ability to bear children continues to decide many women's social standing and inheritance.
Nearly 90% of terminations of pregnancies are performed in developing countries.
Thousands of women are lured from Nigeria to Italy annually by the promise of a new life, only to find themselves trapped in the sex trade.
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.