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.
Most were abducted, others chose to go but all have to face the stigma and hope for acceptance.
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.
C-sections may result in fewer lawsuits, but they are not always the best option.
Community mentalhealth care can be better for patients and health systems if it's done right.
Find out how one organisation is making it work.
A marathon runner with prostate cancer uses his skill to promote awareness and encourage testing.
A cruel, unrelenting cycle of poverty, drinking and fetal alcohol syndrome robs families of all hope.
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.
Girls as young as 10 feel the blade but an extraordinary group is fighting against female genital mutilation (FGM).
In rural Kenya, a group of strong-willed women is giving traumatised young runaways a second chance at life.
Dangerous myths persist about people living with albinism, but a community in Malawi has had enough.
Women in Somaliland are working together with an NGO to eliminate one of the most ancient and extreme practices of female genital mutilation.
Introduce harm-reduction and HIV programmes – especially for heroin users – before it's too late.
Groundbreaking technology could revolutionise the future for the blind - but the exorbitant costs make it inaccessible.
Now the fight is on to eliminate the illness entirely – and save those still at the mercy of the mosquito.
Studies show that feeding programmes at schools not only reduce stunting, but also combat obesity and lead to increased enrolment in schools.
Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.
Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
A doctor shortage in war-torn Mozambique paved the way for a new breed of surgeons that have slashed deaths among new mothers.
A novel and easy way to disinfect water using freely available solar power is helping to combat the spread of disease in developing countries.
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.