A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism.
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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.
A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital in a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death.
They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.
Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?
When TB strikes, the fight to live can come at the cost of a way of life for the country's nomads. This could help ease the pain.
In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels
Go inside the international network of women willing to break the law to give people access to termination of pregnancy services.
How we found the country's 'missing' abortion providers – and mapped contraception services too.
The products themselves could be dangerous and are likely to encourage high-risk sexual behaviour.
More than three decades into the HIV epidemic, some conversations haven't become any easier. This is one of them.
Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it.
State cancer patients have nowhere to turn, even if their cancer is treatable.
Despite our complicated relationship with it, our poo could one day power our cell phones, tablets and laptops.
Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
A new kidney disease is striking down labourers in what could be one of the first epidemics caused by global warming.
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.
Eighty two of the Chibok school girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago, have been released. But what now?
Choosing between eating and bleeding through your school uniform comes at a cost.
The process could transform manufacturing and help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces.
Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.
Water births are a growing phenomenon in South Africa and globally. But this birth method is controversial – scientific evidence is lacking.
Many Ugandans were once refugees themselves. Now, they are 'paying back the good' and making their country one of the best in the world for refugees.
The pain of bereavement is supposed to ease with time. When it doesn't, psychiatrists call it 'complicated grief' and it can be treated.
After Sierra Leone’s civil war, money poured in for mental health services. But a decade later, there's little left to help Ebola’s victims.
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.